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MINUTES OF 



WILMINGTON 
PRESBYTERY 



STATED SESSIONS 
204th 

WINTER PARK CHURCH 

WILMINGTON, N. C. 
October 21, 1958 

205th 

ELIZABETHTOWN CHURCH 

ELIZABETHTOWN, N. C. 
January 20, 1959 



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MINUTES OF 



WILMINGTON 
PRESBYTERY 



STATED SESSIONS 

204th 

WINTER PARK CHURCH 

WILMINGTON, N. C. 
October 21, 1958 

205th 

ELIZABETHTOWN CHURCH 

ELIZABETHTOWN, N. C. 
January 20, 1959 



CALLED MEETING 



ST. ANDREWS-COVENANT CHURCH 

WILMINGTON, N. C. 
September 18, 1958 



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(Listed in the 
1— P. L. Clark, H. R. 
2— J. L. Fairly, H. R. 
3 — D. L. Williamson, 

F.M. 
4— T. W. Miller 
5— M. C. MacOueen 
6— E. B. Carr, H. R. 
7 — N. P. Farrior 
8— W. H. Allison 
9 — F. M. Thompson, 

10— L.' A.' Taylor 
11— F.W.Lewis, H.R. 
12— W. H. Goodman 
13— B.F.Hall 
14— N. G. Stevens, 

II T) 

15— W. F. F. Little 



Name, Year Organized 

Acme, 1892 
Antioch, 1925 
Ash wood, 1922 
Baker, 1934 
Bethany, 1944 
Beth Carr, 1819 
Bethel, 1924 
Beulaville, 1917 
Black River, 1740 
Bladenboro, 1889 
Bowden, 1905 
Brunswick, 1947 
Burgaw, 1879 
Calypso, 1903 
Cape Fear, 1944 
Carolina Beach, 1943 
Caswell, 1858 
Chadbourn, 1897 
Chapel on Board- 
walk, 1952 
Chinquapin, 1884 
Clarkton, 1795 
Croatan, 1884 
Currie, 1914 
Delgado, 1916 
Elizabethtown, 1834 
Elkton, 1917 
Faison, 1857 
Graves Mem., 1838 



MINISTERS 

order in which they 
16— M.J. McChesney 
17— P. C.Oliver, 

Chaplain, USN 
18— N. H. Flowers 
19— L. C. Moore, F.M 
20— C. L. Kirby 
21— C.W.Worth 
22— J. S. Walkup 
23— H. H. Hilton 
24— J. S. Russell 
25— C. S. McChesney 
26— B. L. Rose 
27 — A. M.Daniel 
28— R. H. Erwin 
29— H. B. Mitchell 
30 — R. K. Johnson 
31 — J. L. Stevenson 
32— E. G. Connette 



CHURCHES 

Name, Year Organized 

Grove, 1736 
Hallsville, 1900 
Harmony, 1887 
Harper-South'd, 1945 
Hebron, 1886 
Hollv Grove, 1914 
Hopewell, 1800 
Immanuel, 1895 
Jacksonville, 1911 
Lake Waccamaw, 1921 
Maple Hill, 1887 
McClure Mem., 1940 
Morehead City, 1929 
Mt. Horeb, 1843 
Mt. Olive, 1878 
Mt. Williams, 1845 
Mt. Zion, 1858 
Mvrtle Grove, 1 944 
New Hope, 1889 
Oakdale, 1933 
Oak Grove, 1952 
Oak Plains, 1859 
Page's Mill, 1946 
Pearsall Mem., 1914 
Pike, 1856 
Pineland, 1953 
Pink Hill, 1917 
Pleasant View, 1924 



were received) 
33— J. M. Irvine 
34— R. J. Wilkins 
35— C. H. McLean 
36 — D. B. Jenkins 

. 37— F. A. Elliott 
38— L. W. Kessler 
39— R. B. Rock, H. R. 
40— J. R. MacKinnon 
41— I. H. Rawles 
42— H. T. Lewis 
43— W.H.Terry 
44_W. E. Pauley 
45 — Chas. Williams 
46— W. P. Burns 
47 — E. F. Torsch 
48— E. B. Davis 
49— J. C. Wagner 
50— W. M. Schotanus 



Name, Year Organized 

Pollocksville, 1868 
Potts Mem., 1945 
Rockfish, 1756 
Rocky Point, 1922 
St. Andrews, 1858 
Ch. of Covenant, 1918 

Merged— 1944 
Smith, 1895 
Southport, 1902 
South River, 1796 
Stanford, 1892 
Stafford Mem., 1951 
Tabor City, 1944 
Teachey, 1902 
Topsail, 1871 
Trinity, 1954 
Wallace, 1884 
Warsaw, 1884 
Westminster, 1920 
Westminster 

(Wilmington), 1954 
White Plains, 1850 
Whiteville First, 1869 
Wildwood, 1898 
Willard, 1915 
Wilmington First, 1817 
Winter Park, 1913 
Woodburn, 1924 



CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

Richard Bethune, Wilbur Boice, J. W. Brown, Hugh Evans, Archie 
Faires, Roger Home, Edward Johnson, Jr., William McDonald, Eugene 
Musselwhite, Adolf Otersen, Timothy Outlaw, Perry Robinson, Leon 
Simmons, William VanderVenter. 



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STATED MEETING 

October 21, 1958 

The Presbytery of Wilmington met in the 204th stated session 
in the Winter Park Church, Wilmington, N. C, on Tuesday, 
October 21, 1958, at 10:00 a.m. A service of worship was con- 
ducted and a sermon preached by the retiring moderator, Rev. 
Horace H. Hilton. The roll was called and the following mem- 
bers enrolled: 

P. L. Clark, J. W. Miller, M. C. MacQueen, N. P. Farrior, W. H. Alli- 
son, L. A. Tavlor, W. H. Goodman, B. F. Hall, M. J. McChesney, H. J. 
Kaylor, N. H.' Flowers, C. L. Kirby, C. W. Worth, J. S. Walkup, H. H. 
Hilton, J. A. Marrow, J. S. Russell, C. S. McChesney, A. M. Daniel, 
R. H. Erwin, H. B. Mitchell, R. K. Johnson, J. L. Stevenson, E. G. Con- 
nette, J. M. Irvine, R. J. Wilkins, C. H. McLean, D. B. Jenkins, F. A. 
Elliott, L. W. Kessler, R. B. Rock, J. R. MacKinnon, I. H. Rawls, H. T. 
Lewis W. H. Terry, W. E. Pauley, Charles Williams. 

Ruling Elders from the following churches were enrolled: 

Acme, O. A. Marrow; Antioch, James Justice; Baker, B. C. Thigpen; 
Bethany, D. R. Murray; Beth Car, A. M. Robeson; Bethel, Dewey Lanier; 
Beulaville, Maurice Jackson; Black River, E. W. Reeves; Bladenboro, J. F. 
Davis; Burgaw, T. J. Bradshaw; Calypso, Needham Sloan; Carolina Beach, 
D. N. Page; Chadbourn, G. H. Boughner; Chapel on the Boardwalk, C. E. 
Dixon, Sr.; Chinquapin, Joseph Williams; Clarkton, J. A. Love, Jr.; Del- 
gado, W. C. Scoggins; Elizabethtown, Roy Jessup; Graves Memorial, W. J. 
Calhoun; Grove, S. C. Ferrell; Hallsville, James Miller; Hopewell, W. T. 
Bannerman; Jacksonville, Frank S. Wilson; Maple Hill, Robert Cowan; 
McClure Memorial, John Cameron; Mt. Horeb, Clark Allen; Mt. Olive, 
L. J. Simmons; Mt. Williams, R. A. Thigpen; Mt. Zion, H. E. Latham; 
Morehead City, A. F. Chestnut; Myrtle Grove, F. J. LeRav; New Hope, 
S. L. Purvis; Oak Grove, J. W. Vogels; Oak Plains, W. F. Hall; Pearsall 
Memorial, Herman C. Koalz; Pineland, Troy King; Potts Memorial, D. G. 
Murphy; Rockfish, J. A. Carr; Rocky Point, H. L. Webb; St. Andrews- 
Covenant, R. C. Piatt, Jr.; Stafford Memorial, Henry Beatty; Stanford, 
H. C. Brogden; Teachey, C. C. MacMillan; Topsail, R. M. Thomas; Wal- 
lace, Charles Farrior; Warsaw, E. Walker Stevens; Westminster (White- 
ville) H. M. Leaman; Wildwood, James G. Murdock; Wilmington 1st, 
W. H. Henderson; Winter Park, A. J. Jackson; Willard, H. McNair John- 
son; Woodburn, Mac. F. Jones. 

The following Sessions did not send representatives: 

Ashwood, Brunswick, Cape Fear, Caswell, Croatan, Currie, Elkton, 
Faison, Harmony, Harper-Southerland, Hebron, Holley Grove, Immanuel, 
Lake Waccamaw, Oakdale, Pages Mill, Pike, Pink Hill, Pleasant View, 
Pollocksville, Smith, Southport, Tabor City, Trinity, Westminster (Wil- 
mington), White Plains, Whiteville 1st, South River. 

A quorum was declared present and the Presbytery was con- 
stituted in prayer, led by the retiring moderator. Mr. Mac F. 
Jones, a Ruling Elder in the Woodburn Church, was elected 
moderator. 



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Visiting Ministers, and Ruling Elders representing their Ses- 
sions at Presbytery for the first time, were introduced. The Visit- 
ing Ministers were : 

William P. Burns, Albemarle Presbytery; Edward F. Torsch, Brooklyn- 
Nassau Presbytery; L. C. LaMotte, Fayetteville Presbytery; John S. Cook, 
Concord Presbytery. 

The Ruling Elders introduced were: 

O. A. Marrow; Needham Sloan; Roy Jessup; Charles Farrior. 

The pastor of the host church, Rev. Horace H. Hilton, wel- 
comes the Presbytery to the Winter Park Church, and made help- 
ful announcements. 

Communications were read and referred as follows: From the 
Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, Dr. E. C. Scott, copies of 
the Proposed Amendments to the Confession of Faith and the 
Book of Church Order, regarding Remarriage of Divorced Per- 
sons, referred to the Committee on Marriage and Divorce and 
report docketed for the January meeting of Presbytery, (2) Re- 
port of an ad-interim committee of the General Assembly on the 
subject of "United", or "Federated" churches, referred to a spe- 
cial committee appointed by the Moderator to study and report 
docketed for the January meeting of Presbytery. At a later hour 
the Moderator announced the appointment of the following per- 
sons to serve on this committee: Rev. John R. MacKinnon, Rev. 
Richard K. Johnson, Rev. Harry B. Mitchell, and Ruling Elder 
Jordan Sloan. 

A proposed docket was amended and adopted as the docket of 
the Presbytery. 

Rev. M. J. McChesney, Chairman of the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work, presented Certificates of Dismissal for 
Rev. Edward F. Torsch, from the Presbytery of Brooklyn-Nassau, 
and for Rev. W T illiam P. Burns from the Presbytery of Albemarle. 
These men were admitted to examination. Dr. B. Frank Hall led 
the examination on Views in Theology. This was sustained as 
satisfactory. Rev. P. L. Clark led the examination in Experimen- 
tal Religion. This was sustained as satisfactory. Rev. Edward G. 
Connette led the examination in Views in Church Government 
and Sacraments. This was sustained as satisfactory. The exam- 
inations as a whole were sustained as satisfactory and the men 
ordered enrolled as members of Presbytery upon the signing of 
the "obligations". 

Dr. L. C. Lamotte, President of the Presbyterian Junior Col- 
lege, reported that Rev. Edward F. Torsch had been called by 
the College to serve as Chaplain and Instructor in Bible. This 
call was approved by the Presbytery. A call from the Little 



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Chapel on the Boardwalk, Wrightsville Beach, N. C, for the 
services of Rev. William P. Burns was read and approved and 
placed in his hands. Upon his acceptance of the call a Commis- 
sion was appointed for his Installation as follows: Ministers — 
L. A. Tavlor, B. Frank Hall, Edward G. Connette; Ruling Elders 
—Dr. W. C. Mebane, Mr. Leslie N. Boney, Jr. The date for the 
Installation was fixed for November 2, 1958 in the Little Chapel 
on the Boardwalk. 

Rev. Walter H. Goodman, Chairman of the sub-committee on 
Candidates, introduced Mr. Hugh S. Evans, a member of the 
St. Andrews-Covenant Church, Wilmington, and Mr. Leon J. 
Simmons, Jr., a member of the Mt. Olive Church. He reported 
to the Presbytery that these men had been examined by the sub- 
committee on Candidates and approved for recommendation to 
the Presbytery. They were admitted to examination. Rev. P. L. 
Clark led the examination on Experimental Religion and Motives 
for seeking the Ministry. This was sustained as satisfactory. The 
Moderator propounded the Constitutional Questions. When these 
had been answered in the affirmative, Rev. W. H. Goodman de- 
livered Charge to the candidates and led the Presbytery in prayer 
in their behalf. Mr. Hugh S. Evans and Mr. Leon J. Simmons, 
Jr., were enrolled as Candidates for the Gospel Ministry under 
the care of Wilmington Presbytery. 

Candidate Eugene Baughman Davis, a member of the Mt. 
Olive church and a Candidate for the Gospel Ministry under the 
care of the Presbytery, was introduced by Rev. W. H. Goodman 
who also moved that Mr. Davis be admitted to examination for 
Ordination at the hands of the Presbytery. He reported that 
Mr. Davis is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary, Rich- 
mond, with the degree of Batchelor of Divinity, he has been 
approved for recommendation to the Presbytery by the sub- 
committee on Candidates, His Thesis: "The State of the Saved" 
and his Exegesis of Philippians 4:10-13 have been approved. 
Mr. Davis was admitted to examination. Dr. B. Frank Hall led 
the examination in Theology. This was sustained as satisfactory. 
Rev. M. C. MacOueen led the examination in Experimental Re- 
ligion. This was sustained as satisfactory. Rev. James A. Mar- 
row led the examination in the English Bible. This was sus- 
tained as satisfactory. Rev. Edward G. Connette led the exam- 
ination in the Sacraments and Church Government. A sermon 
was preached from Matthew 28:16-20; and was sustained as 
satisfactory. The examination as a whole was sustained as satis- 
factory for Ordination. Mr. Davis stated to the Presbytery that he 
had the strong feeling of being called to serve the Military forces 



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of the country as a Chaplain and requested Ordination as an 
Evangelist. The Executive Secretary of the Presbytery stated that 
Mr. Davis had been called by the Sessions of the Grove and Halls- 
ville churches to serve them as Stated Supply while awaiting ap- 
pointment by the Military forces. This was approved and a Com- 
mission was appointed to Ordain Mr. Davis as follows: Ministers 
— Rev. L. A. Taylor, Rev. Wade H. Allison, Rev. Norman H. 
Flowers; Ruling Elders — Samuel M. Davis, the father of the can- 
didate, and alternates Rev. Reid H. Erwin and Ruling Elder Wil- 
liam Patterson. The date was fixed as October 26, 1958, at 7:30 
p.m. in the Grove church. 

Mr. John Talbert, Chairman of Stewardship on the Council of 
Presbytery, spoke to the Presbytery on the subject of the Every 
Member Canvass and announced area meetings on this subject to 
be held in Wilmington, Wallace and Whiteville. 

Dr. B. Frank Hall, Chairman, made the annual report for the 
Committee on Church Extension. The report was adopted. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 

The Committee on Church Extension is organized for work into five 
sub-committees: Home Missions, Negro Work, Christian Relations, Evan- 
gelism, Radio and Television. 

HOME MISSIONS 

This committee is fortunate in having a membership of men who are 
deeply devoted to this important cause, and who give of their time and 
talents to this without stint. 

The two principle lines of work have been continued throughout the 
year. These are salary supplements to many of the smaller churches made 
in order that the pastors may receive at least the minimum salary de- 
termined by the Presbytery, and grants-in-aid for building of churches, 
Sunday school rooms and manses. Funds for all this come from regular 
and special offerings for Church Extension from the churches of the 
Presbytery, from grants made to the Presbytery by the Synod and General 
Assembly agencies, gifts made by individuals and business firms, and 
from the Church and Manse Assistance Fellowship. The Home Mission 
Committee gives careful consideration to the groupings of churches into 
pastorates, to mergers of congregations and to the relocations of churches. 
The final decisions in these matters are made by the local churches and 
the Presbytery, but both look to this Committee for guidance and recom- 
mendations. We continue to be blessed by a group of dedicated, capable, 
attractive and energetic pastors in our aid-receiving churches. Reports of 
the work of this committee will come to the Presbytery in greater details 
in the annual report of the Treasurer of the Committee. The committee 
wishes to record its appreciation to the Executive Secretary, Dr. L. A. 
Taylor for his untiring efforts and wise counsel to the committee and 
to all the churches involved. 

NEGRO WORK 
This sub-committee would remind the Presbytery that we have no 
work whatsoever among the people of this great segment of our popula- 



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tion. This should be a matter for sincere repentance on our part, and 
for an increased sense of responsibility. The only thing resembling Negro 
Work in our Presbytery is the work of the Women of the Church in send- 
ing Women to the Negro Conferences. No new work was undertaken 
in the Synod during the year, however a survey looking toward a Negro 
church was made in the city of Asheville. 

CHRISTIAN RELATIONS 

This committee calls attention of the Presbytery to the serious crisis in 
human relations, not only in the Southland, but also in the nation and 
throughout the world. These are times that test the genuineness of our 
Christian Profession and try the souls of men. Your committee urges 
upon the Presbytery the obligation of self-examination in the light of the 
teachings of the scriptures, prayer for the guidance of the Holy Spirit in 
facing our prejudices, fears and pre-conceptions, and our submission to 
the messengers of reconciliation in this critical hour. We refer the 
Presbytery to the reports of the General Assembly's Council on Christian 
Relations (Minutes of the General Assembly of 1958, page 88) and also 
to the reports of Synod's committee made at the 1958 meeting of Synod 
and recorded in the printed Minutes of that meeting. 

We are deeply disturbed by the increase in the number of irresponsible 
hate movements in the Southland and their violations of the basic rights 
of individual citizens and their destruction of homes, churches and schools. 
We recommend that Presbytery affirm its condemnation of these atrocities 
and urge upon its members the recognition of their duty as Christian citi- 
zens to uphold the legal authorities in combatting them. 

We invite your prayers and sympathy for Christian brothers who have 
suffered for their convictions and are persecuted for righteousness sake. 

EVANGELISM 

We are happy to report that many of the ministers of Wilmington 
Presbytery attended the pre-Assembly Conference on Evangelism, First 
Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N. C. It was the largest number that 
has attended any Pre-Assembly Conference on Evangelism. We were 
very proud and happy to have one of our own beloved ministers of Wil- 
mington Presbytery, Dr. B. Frank Hall, to be one of the guest speakers. 
Dr. Hall spoke on "Preaching for a Decision." 

At Synod this past summer at Davidson College, Dr. James Fogartie, 
minister at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, requested the ministers of 
our Synod to remember the Billy Graham Crusade to be held in Charlotte 
in our prayers and attendance. Many of our ministers have attended the 
meeting. Some of our churches have chartered busses to attend this 
Crusade. 

We have encouraged the churches of Wilmington Presbytery to set 
aside a special time for Evangelistic Services. The majority of our 
churches have or will have a special time for evangelistic meetings. 

We are asking and encouraging the ministers to develop several ways 
and means for the promotion of evangelism in their local churches. 
First of all to have before them constantly a prospect list; to remember 
that every person who moves in their area is a prospect for their church; 
to remember them by name each day in prayer; to visit in their homes 
with the invitation to church; to explain the program of your church for 
spiritual growth. With this prospect list, remembering them in prayer, 
contacting them, it should create a concern and a tie with the prospect 
of your community. 



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We have encouraged each local pastor to have a "working" Commit- 
tee on Evangelism. This committee should be composed of various age 
levels, in order to meet the new prospects on their own level. The 
churches have been encouraged to have periodical meetings of the Com- 
mittee on Evangelism in order that they might have instructions on their 
duties. 

We still stress the importance of Visitation Evangelism. It has been 
tried by most of our churches and when it has really been planned with 
a genuine spirit of concern it has been very profitable. 

This committee hopes that as the ministers of Wilmington Presbytery 
prepare, develop, and follow-up their prospect list that as these prospects 
become members of the local churches, they will be pleasantly placed in 
the worship, program and fellowship of the church. 

Your Committee on Evangelism is grateful to each of you for your 
help and cooperation in promoting evangelism in our Presbytery. We hope, 
with your prayers, concern, cooperation, to reach a higher goal than we 
have ever done before. 

Rev. Charles W. Worth reminded the Presbytery that it has 
long held title to a piece of land in the town of Roseboro, N. C. 
The Home Mission Committee has no plans for the use of this 
land now or in the foreseeable future. Recently a resident of 
Roseboro expressed interest in the purchase of this land. He 
made the motion, which was duly seconded that the Home Mis- 
sion Committee be given permission to sell this land if an offer 
were made that was suitable to the Committee and that the 
Trustees of the Presbytery: James H. Clark, J. K. Bannerman, 
E. Walker Stevens be authorized and empowered to grant title 
to this property- upon the recommendation of the Home Mission 
Committee. The motion was passed. 

Ruling Elder, R. C. Piatt, Jr., reported for the Committee on 
Audits that Presbytery Treasurer's books were audited by the 
firm of "Brand and Perdew" according to accepted auditing prac- 
tices; that the said audits have been accepted and approved by 
the Council of Presbytery and are on file at Presbytery's office. 

The following standing Committees were apointed : 

Leave of absence: I. H. Rawles, W. E. Pauley and M. J. Jackson. 
Place of next meeting: L. W. Kessler, Herbert Lewis and Charles Far- 
rier. 

Thanks: Harry Mitchell, Will Terry and J. G. Murdock. 
Presbytery recessed for lunch with prayer offered by the Moderator. 
Presbytery reconvened with the singing of a hymn. The prayer was 
offered by the Rev. F. A. Elliott. 

Ruling Elder George L. Mitchell presented a report in behalf 
of Synod's Special Committee on the Study of Minister's salaries. 
The recommendations were adopted as follows: 

1. That all salaries of ministers be considered in the future on a 
net basis. 

2. That all expenses of ministers be taken care of by the churches 
they serve through the current expense budget. 



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3. That steps be taken by Presbytery to reimburse the Home Mis- 
sion Minister for his professional expenses in the conduct of his 
ministry. 

(a) That it would take approximately $1,100.00 a year, on an 
average to reimburse the Home Mission Minister for profes- 
sional expenses. 

(b) That a start be made immediately on this undertaking. 

(c) Because of the large sum involved, the Presbytery be given 
three years to work this out. With one-third of the profes- 
sional expenses be assumed the first year, two-thirds the sec- 
ond year, and the whole by the third year. 

4. That each minister in the Presbytery be allowed by the church or 
Presbytery the sum of S75.00 as a minimum allowance for books 
and periodicals for the purpose of continued study and improve- 
ment. 

5. That each minister in the Presbytery be provided with hospitaliza- 
tion, insurance for themselves and their families at Church or 
Presbytery expense. 

6. That a deeper understanding on the part of church members of 
the work of the minister is basic to the study of Minister's salaries. 
Each Presbyterian be urged to understand that our ministers are 
entitled to be reasonably free from worldly care and that our 
churches immediately take steps necessary to accomplish this re- 
quirement as outlined in our "Book of Church Order." 

Mr. Richard Short spoke regarding the Presbyterian Home at 
High Point. 

The report of the Committee on Homes was presented by the 
Rev. J. S. Russell. It was adopted as follows: 

Your Committee on Homes directs your attention to the reports of the 
Board of Trustees of Barium Springs Orphanage, Presbyterian Home, Inc., 
and the William Black Home which were presented to the Synod of N. C. 
at its 1958 meeting at Davidson, N. C, with special attention being called 
to the campaign for funds for the Presbyterian Home, Inc., authorized 
for this winter. 

The Committee recommends: 

1. That the Churches of the Presbytery be urged to receive at this 
Thanksgiving Season an offering for Barium Springs Orphanage. 

2. That the churches of the Presbytery be urged to cooperate in full 
in the campaign for Presbyterian Homes, Inc., and that they re- 
ceive a special offering for the Presbyterian Homes, Inc., on Mother's 
Day, 1959. 

3. That the ministers of Presbytery and the Sessions of our churches 
pray, and encourage the prayers of all of our people, for our 
Homes, those in positions of leadership and those cared for in our 
Homes. 

The report of the Committee on Nominations was presented 
by Dr. B. Frank Hall. It was adopted as follows: 

1. Trustees of Flora Macdonald College — Class of 1958 to become the 
Class of 1961. 

2. Church Extension — Class of 1958 to become the Class of 1961. 



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3. Christian Education — Class of 1961 — Rev. J. S. Russell, Rev. John 

L. Stevenson, Mrs. Steve Mallard, Mr. C. B. McCandless, Mr. 
Ramie Davis. 

4. Higher Education — Class of 1961 — Rev. Wade H. Allison, Rev. 

Will H. Terry, Mr. C. S. Clark. 

5. World Missions — Class of 1961 — Rev. Lawrence W. Kessler, Rev. 

Charles Williams. 

6. Annuities and Relief — Class of 1958 to become the Class of 1961. 

7. Homes— Class of 1958 to become the Class of 1961. 

8. Records— Class of 1961— Rev. Alvis M. Daniel, Rev. Herbert T. 

Lewis. 

9. General Fund Causes — Class of 1958 to become the Class of 1961. 

10. Women's Work— Class of 1961— Rev. Frank A. Elliott. 

11. Audits— Class of 1958 to become the Class of 1961. 

12. Nominations— Class of 1961— Rev. M. C. MacQueen, Mr. Frank S. 

Wilson. 

13. Examinations — Chairman — Rev. John M. Irvine: 

Theology— Class of 1959— Rev. John M. Irvine, Class of 1960— 
Rev. John R. MacKinnon, Class of 1961 — Rev. David B. Jenkins. 

Experimental Religion — Class of 1960 — Rev. P. L. Clark, Class 
of 1961— Rev. M. C. MacQueen. 

Sacraments and Church Government — Class of 1960 — Rev. Charles 
Williams, Class of 1961— Rev. Edward G. Connette. 

14. Marriage and Divorce — Area #1: Class of 1959, Rev. Charles Wil- 

liams, Class of 1960, Rev. M. C. MacQueen, Class of 1961, Rev. 
Norman H. Flowers. Area #2: Class of 1959, Rev. M. J. Mc- 
Chesnev, Class of 1960, Rev. B. Frank Hall, Class of 1961, Rev. 
Horace H. Hilton. Area #3: Class of 1959, Rev. Charles W. Worth, 
Class of 1960, Rev. John S. Walkup, Class of 1961, Rev. J. W. 
Miller. 

15. Commission on the Minister and His Work — Class of 1958 to be- 

come the Class of 1961. 

Rev. Wade H. Allison gave a verbal report for the Committee 
on Campus Christian Life and also on the Presbyterian Survey. 
The reports were received as information. 

Rev. Charles W. Worth read a petition signed by persons who 
are members of the Chinquapin church but who regularly wor- 
ship in the Salem Chapel petitioning the Presbytery to organize 
Salem Chapel into a Presbyterian church. He reported that the 
petition had been studied by the Committee on Home Missions 
and approved for recommendation to the Presbytery. 

THE PETITION 

We, the undersigned, being members of the Chinquapin Presbyterian 
church, of which Salem Chapel is an outpost, earnestly and respectfully 
petition Wilmington Presbytery to take the necessary steps to Organize 
Salem Chapel into a Presbyterian church. We further request that, if it 
is deemed satisfactory to the Presbytery the church be named Salem 
Presbyterian Church, in honor of and our deep love for Dr. and Mrs. 
Ben L. Rose. Elmo Meready, Harper Meready, Woodrow Meready, Pat 

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Meready, Hilton Meready, Grove Meready, R. D. Meready, Haywood 
Batchelor, Irene Batchelor, Jeannette Meready, Poier Lanier, Janice 
Meready, Ethel Brown, Evelain Dail, Katie Meready, Virginia Hunter, 
French Hunter, Charity Hunter, Delia Aycock, B. T. Aycock, R. A. 
Meready, Alberta Whaley, Vergie Lanier, Edna Batchelor, Estelle Harlow, 
Hanna Jenkins, Ella Brown, Hubert Brown, Joyce Ann James. 

The petition was granted and a Commission appointed to effect the 
organization of the church as follows: Rev. Ira H. Rawles, Chairman, 
Rev. Ben L. Rose, Rev. Charles W. Worth, Ruling Elders L. N. Boney, 
Jr. With Alternates Rev. Reid H. Erwin and William B. Beery III. The 
date of the organization to be decided by the Commission. 

Rev. Charles W. Worth introduced a request, from the State Highway 
Commission of North Carolina, for a Bight of Way across the property 
used by the Oak Grove church. He stated that this request had been 
approved by the Home Mission Committee for recommendation to the 
Presbytery. The Presbytery granted the request and authorized and em- 
powered its Trustees — James H. Clark, J. K. Bannerman, E. Walker Stev- 
ens to grant a deed to this right of way, said right of way to begin at 
the North East Corner of the property on the property line, to cross the 
property from North to South to a point on the Southern boundary line 
nine feet from South Eastern Corner. 

The reports of Commissions appointed to Ordain and/or 
Install Ministers Herbert T. Lewis, Charles Williams, Will H. 
Terry, William E. Pauley, were read and admitted to record. 

ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF MR. H. T. LEWIS 

The Commission appointed by the Wilmington Presbytery to Ordain 
Mr. Herbert T. Lewis and Install him as pastor of the churches of Faison 
and Calypso met in the Faison church on Sunday, July 27, 1958, at 
7:45 p.m. Members present were Dr. L. A. Taylor, Rev. Norman H. 
Flowers, Rev. Charles S. McChesney and Ruling Elder Melvin Cording. 
The meeting was opened with prayer. Dr. L. A. Taylor served as 
Moderator and Rev. C. S. McChesney as Clerk. The assignments of parts 
to the members of Commission made previously were reviewed and ac- 
cepted. The Commission recessed to the Sanctuary where congregations 
of both churches assembled. 

Rev. Norman H. Flowers Presided and Propounded the Constitutional 
Questions. Dr. L. A. Taylor preached the sermon from First Corinthians 
12:14-20, and led the Ordination Prayer. Rev. C. S. McChesney deliv- 
ered a charge to the Minister and Ruling Elder Melvin Cording delivered 
a charge to the Congregations. Mr. Lewis was declared duly Ordained 
to the Gospel Ministry and Installed as pastor of the Faison and Calypso 
churches. 

The Commission reconvened at 9:30 p.m. The minutes of the meet- 
ing were read and approved. The Commission adjourned with praver, 
led by Rev. C. S. McChesney. 

C. S. McCHESNEY, Clerk of the Commission 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION TO ORDAIN AND INSTALL 
WILLIAM HOLT TERRY 

The Commission appointed by Wilmington Presbytery to Ordain and 
Install Licentiate William Holt Terry as pastor of the Acme Presbyterian 
Church, met in the pastor's study at the Acme church at 6:30 p.m. on 

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Sunday, July 27, 1958. Members present were: Ministers — David Jen- 
kins, John Stevenson, Edward Connette; Ruling Elders — A. W. Blount, 
J. D. Dailey, W. G. Houck, The Reverend Archie F. McKee of the 
Presbytery of Concord was present by invitation of the Presbytery. 

The Chairman of the Commission, The Rev. D. B. Jenkins called the 
meeting to order and led in prayer. The Rev. E. G. Connette was 
elected clerk of the Commission. The parts to be taken in the ordination 
and installation, as prescribed in the Book of Church Order, were as- 
signed to members of the Commission and to the Rev. A. G. McKee. Mr. 
McKee expressed his appreciation to Wilmington Presbytery for extend- 
ing the invitation to participate in the service. The Commission recessed 
for services in the sanctuary. 

In the sanctuary, The Rev. D. B. Jenkins presided, Ruling Elder A. W. 
Blount led in the evening prayer, Ruling Elder J. D. Dailey read the 
Scripture from Romans 1:1-17, and the Rev. A. G. McKee preached on 
the subject, "Power for Our Age." The constitutional questions were 
propounded by The Rev. E. G. Connette and were answered in the affir- 
mative by Mr. Terry and the congregation. Prayer was led by the Rev. 
D. B. Jenkins and all members of the Commission joined in "the laying 
on of hands." A charge to the pastor was delivered by The Rev. J. L. 
Stevenson, and Ruling Elder W. G. Houck delivered the charge to the 
congregation. The Benediction was pronounced by the Rev. W. H. Terry. 

The Commission reconvened after the services in the pastor's study, 
the minutes were read and approved, and the meeting was adjourned 
with prayer by the Rev. D. B. Jenkins. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. B. JENKINS, Chairman 

E. G. CONNETTE, Clerk 

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION OF WILMINGTON PRESBY- 
TERY FOR THE ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF 
WILLIAM E. PAULEY 

A Commission of Wilmington Presbytery met at New Hope Presby- 
etrian Church August 10th, for the ordination of William E. Pauley, 
Jr., and for his Installation as pastor of the New Hope Church. 

The meeting was opened with prayer. Members of the Commission 
were: E. G. Connette, C. W. Worth, Mac F. Jones, Ruling Elder, Wood- 
burn Church, and W. H. Terry. Mr. D. C. McLeod and Mr. W. E. 
Pauley, Sr., sat as guests of the Commission. Mr. Terry presided. Mr. 
Connette preached the sermon; his text, Ezekiel 1:1-3. The chairman 
of the Commission, C. W. Worth, propounded the questions to the minis- 
ter and the congregation and led the Commission in the laying on of 
hands. Mr. McLeod charged the minister; Mr. Worth delivered the 
charge to the congregation. The ordination and installation were in all 
parts accomplished according to the Book of Church Order. Following the 
service the minutes were read and approved. The meeting was ad- 
journed with prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. W. WORTH, Chairman 
W. H. TERRY, Clerk 

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MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

FOR THE INSTALLATION OF WILLIAM E. PAULEY, JR., 

AT SOUTHPORT 

A Commission of Wilmington Presbytery met at Southport, North Caro- 
lina August 10th for the installation of William E. Pauley, Jr., as Pastor 
of the Southport Presbyterian Church. The meeting was opened with 
prayer. 

Members of the Commission were: E. G. Connette, C. W. Worth, 
Mac F. Jones, Ruling Elder, Woodburn Church, and W. H. Terry. Mr. 
D. C. McLeod and Mr. W. E. Pauley, Sr., sat as guest of the Commission. 
Mr. Terry presided, Mr. Connette preached the sermon, Mr. Worth, 
Chairman of the Commission propounded the constitutional questions. 
Mr. McLeod charged the minister and Mr. Worth delivered the charge 
to the congregation. 

Following the service the minutes were read and approved. All pro- 
cedures were according to the Book of Church Order. The meeting was 
adjourned with prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. W. WORTH, Chairman 
W. H. TERRY, Clerk 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION TO INSTALL 
REV. CHARLES WILLIAMS 

The Commission appointed by Wilmington Presbytery to install Rev. 
Charles Williams as pastor of the Mount Olive and Baker congregations 
met in the Mount Olive Church on Sunday, September 21, 1958, at 
7:45 p.m. Members present were: Rev. L. A. Taylor, Rev. Ben L. Rose, 
Rev. Herbert T. Lewis, Ruling Elders David B. Gillis, Granger Tadlock. 
The meeting was opened with prayer. 

Parts to be taken in the service of installation, as prescribed in the 
Book of Church Order, were assigned to members of the Commission. 
Rev. H. T. Lewis was elected Clerk. The Commission recessed. 

The service of installation was held in the sanctuary. Rev. L. A. Tay- 
lor Presided and Propounded the Constitutional Questions, Rev. Ben L. 
Rose preached the sermon, Rev. Herbert T. Lewis delivered a charge to 
the newly installed pastor, Ruling Elder D. B. Gillis delivered a charge 
to the congregation. 

The Commission reconvened. The Minutes of the Meeting were read 
and approved. The meeting was adjourned with prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HERBERT T. LEWIS, Clerk 

Rev. Alvis M. Daniel led the Presbytery in a study of the pro- 
posed Revision of the Book of Church Order. He reported that 
the committee on Records had studied the proposed Revision, 
paragraph by paragraph, and were zealous for most of the revis- 
ion. He commended the Committee of the Assembly for their 
excellent work. He then led the Presbytery in a review of the 
proposed Revision, paragraph by paragraph, and the vote of 

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Presbytery was taken on each paragraph. All paragraphs were 
approved by the Presbytery except the following: Paragraph 8:12, 
disapproved 28 to 18, Paragraph 24:4 disapproved 56 to 0, 
Paragraph 29:5 disapproved 16 to 5, Paragraph 29:10 disap- 
proved 21 to 5. 

Rev. John M. Irvine reported for the Camp Procurement Com- 
mittee. The report was adopted as follows: 

REPORT OF THE CAMP PROCUREMENT COMMITTEE 

During the past year the Camp Procurement Committee traveled count- 
less miles and tramped woods, swamps and fields in visiting twenty-six 
potential Camp sites. Each site was studied by the use of aerial photo- 
graphs and where available by topographical maps. 

At this date we have not found an available site that meets reason- 
able standards. We have not set up Utopian requirements but have sought 
not to cripple the future needs of the Presbytery. We expect to continue 
our work shall endeavor to reach a decision in the coming months. 

HUBERT J. KAYLOR, Chairman, 
WILLIAM B. BEERY III, 
DAYTON J. LANIER, 
FRANK A. ELLIOTT, 
JOHN M. IRVINE 

The Committee on the Place of the Next Meeting reported 
that it had not yet received an invitation for the January meet- 
ing of Presbytery. The selection of the place for this meeting 
was left with the Stated Clerk. 

It was moved that the Manual of Presbytery be revised to 
properly list the Christian Relations Committee. It was docketed 
for next meeting. 

The Standing Committees reported as follows: 

Absences: The following were excused from attendance at this meet- 
ing: The Rev. B. L. Rose. The following were excused from part of the 
meeting: C. S. McChesnev, D. G. Murphy, J. A. Carr, J. W. Miller, 
J. A. Love, F. J. LeRay, N. P. Farrior, I. H. Rawles, C. W. Worth, and 
Frank S. Wilson. 

I. H. RAWLES, Chairman 

RESOLUTIONS AND THANKS: 

"On behalf of Wilmington Presbytery, we would express our thanks 
and gratitude to the Winter Park Church for the gracious hospitality ex- 
tended us during the meeting of the Presbytery. It was a pleasure to 
be in your church." 

W. H. TERRY, Chairman 
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The Rev. D. B. Jenkins was nominated Moderator for the 
January meeting. 

The Committee to study the Ad Interim report on "United" or 
"Federated" Churches was appointed as follows with report sched- 
uled for January meeting: 

John R. MacKinnon, R. K. Johnson, Jordan Sloan and Harry 
Mitchell. 

The report of the Commission on the Minister and His Work 
was read and admitted to record as follows: 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER 
AND HIS WORK 

Under authority granted by Presbytery, the Commission on Minister 
and His Work acted as a Commission in the following matters: 

On September 18, 1958, the Commission heard the request of Rev. 
Price H. Gwynn that he be dismissed from the Presbytery of Wilmington 
to the Presbytery of Fayetteville in order to make it easier for him to 
participate more easily in Presbytery work. The request was granted and 
the Stated Clerk was requested to send a Certificate of Dismissal to the 
Presbytery of Fayetteville. 

L. A. TAYLOR, Secretary of the Commission. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

The Presbytery was adjourned with prayer. 

MAC. F. JONES, Moderator 
L. A. TAYLOR, Stated Clerk 
J. S. WALKUP, Permanent Clerk 



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ASKINGS FOR BENEVOLENCES FOR THE YEAR 1959 

THESE ASKINGS WERE COMPUTED AS FOLLOWS: 

One Third on the basis of the average contributions to benevolences 
for the past three years. 

One Third on the basis of the average total contributions, less build- 
ing expenses, for the past three years. 

One Third on the basis of the membership of the church. 



Name of Church Askings 

Acme $ 1,597.00 

Antioch 1,069.00 

Ashwood 346.00 

Baker 770.00 

Bethany 2,736.00 

Beth Car 1,299.00 

Bethel 2,263.00 

Beulaville 1,693.00 

Black River 1,569.00 

Bladenboro 537.00 

Bowden 612.00 

Brunswick 979.00 

Burgaw 3,319.00 

Calvpso 1,664.00 

Cape Fear 2,710.00 

Carolina Beach 3,944.00 

Caswell 1,900.00 

Chadbourn 3,175.00 

Chapel on the 

Boardwalk 3,234.00 

Chinquapin 2,057.00 

Clarkton 10,017.00 

Croatan 632.00 

Currie 475.00 

Delgado 2,229.00 

Elizabeth town 7,001.00 

Elkton 454.00 

Faison 2,478.00 

Graves Memorial 11,533.00 

Grove 2,033.00 

Hallsville 1,562.00 

Harmony 966.00 

Harper-Southerland 395.00 

Hebron 141.00 

Holly Grove 1,132.00 

Hopewell 1,028.00 

Immanuel 6,238.00 

Jacksonville 6,323.00 

Lake Waccamaw 2,751.00 

Maple Hill 390.00 

McClure Memorial 2,628.00 

Mt. Horeb 976.00 

Mt. Olive 6,327.00 



Name of Church Askings 

Mt. Williams $ 355.00 

Mt. Zion 6,033.00 

Morehead City 5,095.00 

Myrtle Grove 2,382.00 

New Hope 1,384.00 

Oakdale 391.00 

Oak Grove 1,626.00 

Oak Plains 988.00 

Pages Mill 248.00 

Pearsall Memorial 8,059.00 

Pike 829.00 

Pineland 453.00 

Pink Hill 1,317.00 

Pleasant View 825.00 

Pollocksville 2,304.00 

Potts Memorial 2,576.00 

Rockfish 3,359.00 

Rocky Point 1,482.00 

St. Andrews-Covenant.. 32,030.00 

Smith 1,009.00 

Southport 1,108.00 

Stafford 967.00 

Stanford 1,501.00 

Tabor City 1,366.00 

Teachey 1,738.00 

Topsail 1,519.00 

Trinity 2,454.00 

Wallace 7,942.00 

Warsaw 4,835.00 

Westminster 

(Whiteville) 7,513.00 

Westminster 

(Wilmington) 3,965.00 

White Plains 965.00 

Whiteville, First 6,327.00 

Wildwood 2,203.00 

Wilmington, First 41,154.00 

Winter Park 8,679.00 

Willard 940.00 

Woodburn 2,664.00 

South River 321.00 

TOTAL $276,115.00 



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Percentage Schedule for distribution of Undesignated Benevolences 
for the Church Year 1959 

ASSEMBLY AGENCIES: 

World Missions 21.50% 

Church Extension 9.30% 

Christian Education 3.00% 

Annuities and Relief 2.00% 

General Fund Agencies 5.00% 

Inter-Church Agencies .10% 



40.90% 



SYNOD AGENCIES: 



Church Extension 4.00% 

Christian Education 1.50% 

Educational Institutions 13.05% 

Campus Christian Life 1.35% 

Orphan's Home 4.28% 

Presbyterian Home 1.00% 

Inter-Church Agencies .80% 



25.98% 



PRESBYTERY CAUSES: 



Church Extension 25.92% 

Christian Education .36% 

Camp and Conference Center 1.09% 

Presbytery's Office 5.75% 

33.12% 

The Contingent Fee (Presbytery tax) for the year 1959 is 75 cents per 
member. 



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CALLED MEETING 

St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church 
September 18, 1958 

The Presbytery of Wilmington met in a called session at 5:00 
p.m. and was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. Horace H. 
Hilton, who led in prayer. 

The following persons were present: 

Ministers: W. H. Allison, L. A. Taylor, M. J. McChesney, H. J. Kay- 
lor, C. W. Worth, J. S. Walkup, H. H. Hilton, J. A. Marrow, J. S. Rus- 
sell, R. H. Erwin, S. T. Snively, E. G. Connette, J. M. Irvine, C. H. Mc- 
Lean, N. H. Flowers, F. A. Elliot, L. W. Kessler, J. R. MacKinnon, H. T. 
Lewis, W. E. Pauley, D. B. Jenkins, J. W. Miller; Ruling Elders: Neal B. 
Murray, Hopewell; J. R. Maxwell, Calypso; W. C. Scoggins, Delgado; 
D. R. Murray, Bethany; D. B. Gillis, Mt. Olive; Granger Tadlock, Baker; 
Thomas Chestnut, Grove; Cecil Miller, Hallsville; L. N. Boney, Jr., 1st 
Wilmington; D. M. Calhoun, Elizabethown. 

A quorum was present. The call was read, found in order 
and made the docket for the meeting: 

WILMINGTON, N. C, SEPTEMBER 8, 1958 

The requirements of the Book of Church Order (par. 78) 
having been met, the Presbytery of Wilmington is hereby called 
to meet on Thursday, September 18, 1958, at 5:00 p.m. in the 
St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, N. C, 
to transact the following business if the way be clear. 

Receive Rev. Charles Williams from the Presbytery of Albemarle and 
appoint a Commission to Install him as pastor of the Mt. Olive and 
Baker churches; 

Dissolve the pastoral relationships between Rev. Stradford Snively and 
the churches of Grove and Hallsville and grant Mr. Snively a Certificate 
of Dismission to the Presbytery of Mecklenburg; 

Authorize and Empower the Trustees of Presbytery to transfer title to 
the manse on Wrightsville Beach from the Trustees of Presbytery to the 
Trustees of the Little Chapel on the Boardwalk, or to the party desig- 
nated by those Trustees. 

HORACE H. HILTON, Moderator. 

REV. CHARLES WILLIAMS RECEIVED 

The Stated Clerk of the Presbytery read a certificate of dis- 
mission from the Presbytery of Albemarle to the Presbytery of 
Wilmington in behalf of Rev. Charles Williams. On the evidence 
of this certificate Mr. Williams was admitted to examination. 
The examination as touching views in Theology' was conducted 
by Rev. W. H. Allison, and was sustained; as touching views in 
the Sacraments and Church Government by Rev. E. G. Connette 

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and was sustained; as touching upon Experimental Religion by 
Rev. S. T. Snively and was sustained. The examination as a 
whole was sustained and Mr. Williams was ordered enrolled as a 
member of Presbytery after signing the obligation. The Chairman 
of the Commission on the Minister and His Work, Rev. M. J. 
McChesney, reported calls for the services of Mr. Williams from 
the churches of Mt. Olive and Baker. These were found in order 
and were placed in the hands of Mr. Williams. A Commission 
was appointed to Install him, on September 21, 1958 as follows: 

Rev. L. A. Taylor to Preside and Propound the Constitutional ques- 
tions, Rev. Ben L. Rose to Preach a Sermon, Rev. H. T. Lewis to deliver 
a charge to the minister, Ruling Elder D. B. Gillis to deliver a charge 
to the Congregation, Ruling Elder Granger Tadlock Alternate. 

REV. STRADFORD T. SNIVELY DISMISSED 

Rev. Stradford T. Snively made a request to Presbytery for 
the dissolution of pastoral relations between himself and the 
churches of Grove and Hallsville and for a Certificate of Dismis- 
sion to the Presbytery of Mecklenburg. Ruling Elders Thomas 
Chestnut, of the Grove church, and Cecil Miller of the Halls- 
ville church, reported the concurrences of these congregations 
in the request. The request was granted. 

TRANSFER OF TITLE TO THE WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH MANSE 

Rev. C. W. Worth, Chairman of the Committee of Home Mis- 
sions, read a recommendation from the Committee, recommend- 
ing that title to the residence on Wrightsville Beach now being 
used as a manse by the pastor of the Little Chapel on the Board- 
walk, be transferred from the Trustees of Presbytery to the Trus- 
tees of the Little Chapel on the Boardwalk. The recommenda- 
tion was adopted and the Trustees of Presbytery — James H. 
Clark, J. K. Bannerman, E. Walker Stevens were authorized and 
empowered to effect this change in the title. 

ADJOURNMENT 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved. After 
a vote to adjourn the Presbytery was led in prayer and adjourned. 

L. A. TAYLOR, Stated Clerk 



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STATED MEETING 

January 20, 1959 

The 205th Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Wilmington 
was held in the Elizabethtown church on Tuesday, January 20, 
1959. The meeting was called to order by the Retiring Modera- 
tor, Ruling Elder Mac. F. Jones, at 10:00 a.m. At the request 
of the retiring moderator, Rev. Richard K. Johnson conducted 
the devotional services and preached the sermon. 

Ruling Elders who died during the year 1958 were reported 
as follows: W. C. Reed, New Hope; J. May Wells, Rockfish; 
H. A. Parker, Pollocksville; John W. Hollingsworth, Chinquapin; 
J. D. McKee, Clarkton; S. A. Haines, St. Andrews-Covenant. A 
prayer of Thanksgiving for the men and for their services to 
the kingdom was offered. 

The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was administered by Rev. 
Lawrence W. Kessler and Rev. Frank A. Elliott, assisted by 
Ruling Elders Peter H. Braak, Peter Groot, John W. Vogels, 
David M. Enslen, Theodore Rivenbark, George Beatty, Miles G. 
Clemmer, and Frank Blanchard. 

The Permanent Clerk called the roll and announced the pres- 
ence of a quorum. The Presbytery was constituted by prayer 
led by the Moderator. The following Ministers were enrolled: 

P. L. Clark, J. W. Miller, M. C. MacQueen, N. P. Farrior, W. H. 
Allison, L. A. Taylor, W. H. Goodman, B. F. Hall, W. F. F. Little, M. J. 
McChesney, N. H. Flowers, C. L. Kirbv, J. F. Clark, J. S. Walkup, H. H. 
Hilton, J. A. Marrow, J. S. Russell, C. S. McChesnev, B. L, Rose, A. M. 
Daniel, R. H. Erwin, H. B. Mitchell, R. K. Johnson, J. L. Stevenson, E. G. 
Connette, J. M. Irvine, R. J. Wilkins, F. A. Elliott, C. H. McLean, D. B. 
Jenkins, L. W. Kessler, I. H. Rawles, H. T. Lewis, W. H. Terry, W. E. 
Pauley, Charles Williams, W. P. Burns, Eugene Davis. 

Ruling Elders were enrolled by churches as follows: 

Antioch, James Justice; Baker, Albert Cox; Bethany, Peter Groot; Beth 
Car, P. H. Myers; Bethel, Jack Lanier; Beulaville, A. W. Gresham; Black 
River, George S. Beatty; Bladenboro, J. Frank Davis; Bowden, Sprunt 
Hall; Brunswick, Jack Hardee; Burgaw, C. D. Murphy; Calypso, H. B. 
Kornegay; Cape Fear, J. M. Coley; Carolina Beach, C. T. Strickland; 
Caswell, Charles P. Moore; Chadbourn, Ernest V. Brown; Chapel-on-the 
Boardwalk, Edward Mallory; Chinquapin, C. C. Mills; Clarkton, W. H. 
McClure; Delgado, W. C. Scoggins; Elizabethtown, H. C. Clark; Faison, 
W. H. McCullen; Graves Memorial, Croom Faircloth; Grove, I. N. Bow- 
den; Hallsville, Cecil Miller; Harper-Southerland, Nick Smith; Hope- 
well, J. B. Rivenbark; Immanuel, Herbert J. Farrar; Jacksonville, E. D. 
MacMillan; Lake Waccamaw, Paul L. Sutton; McClure Memorial, Peter 
H. Braak; Mt. Horeb, A. A. Monroe; Mt. Olive, B. H. Ficken; Mt. Wil- 
liams, R. A. Thigpen; Mt. Zion, Frank Blanchard; Morehead City, T. C. 
Hvman; Myrtle Grove, Robert P. Bender; Oak Grove, J. W. Vogels; Oak 
Plains, H. H. Hall: Pearsall Memorial, W. T. Marable; Pike, J. W. Tom- 

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kins; Pineland, Troy King; Pollocksville, R. P. Bender; Potts Memorial, 
J. C. Southerland; Rockfish, M. W. Turner; Southport, James Wolfe; 
Stafford Memorial, Henry Beatty; Stanford, Simon Quinn; Tabor City, 
Hecter Lee; Teachey, B. F. Brinkley; Trinity, J. W. Shank; Wallace, 
J. K. Blanchard; Warsaw, L. B. Huie; Westminster (Whiteville), R. C. 
Sadler; Westminster (Wilmington), E. W. Thompson; White Plains, A. F. 
Burney; Whiteville First, J. R. Marks; Wildwood, L. A. Murdock; Wil- 
mington First, David M. Enslen; Winter Park, Miles G. Clemmer; Wil- 
lard, E. L. English; Woodburn, Mac. F. Jones. 

The following churches were not represented: 

Ashwood, Acme, Croatan, Elkton, Harmony, Hebron, Holly Grove, 
Maple Hill, New Hope, Oakdale, Pages Mill, Pink Hill, Pleasant View, 
Topsail, South River. 

Rev. David B. Jenkins was elected Moderator. 

Visiting ministers were introduced and invited to sit as visit- 
ing brothers : L. T. Newell, Asheville Presbytery, Joseph C. Wag- 
ner, Kings Mountain Presbytery, William M. Schotanus, Holston 
Presbytery. Mr. Robert Ledbetter, a Candidate for the Ministry 
who serves as supply preacher for the Tabor City and Brunswick 
churches was recognized and welcomed to the meeting. 

Ruling Elders attending Presbytery for the first time were in- 
troduced : Jack Hardee, Ernest V. Brown, Croom Faircloth, W. T. 
Marable, J. W. Tomkins, J. M. Hall, J. W. Shank, J. K. Blanch- 
ard, David M. Enslen, Robert P. Bender. 

Mr. James H. Clark, a Ruling Elder in the Elizabethtown 
church welcomes the members of the Presbytery and made neces- 
sary announcements. 

Communications were read by the Stated Clerk and referred 
to the proper committees. A request from the Centennial com- 
mittee of the Synod, for the appointment of a Centennial com- 
mittee in the Presbytery, was granted. Rev. David B. Jenkins was 
named Chairman, with two additional persons, appointed by the 
Moderator, to constitute the committee. 

The docket was amended and adopted. 

Rev. J. M. McChesney, Chairman of the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work, presented Certificates of Dismissal, for 
Rev. William M. Schotanus from the Presbytery of Holston and 
Rev. Joseph C. Wagner from the Presbytery of Kings Mountain. 
Upon this evidence these men were admitted to examination. 
Rev. John M. Irvine led the examination touching upon "Views 
in Theology", Rev. Edward G. Connette led the examination in 
views relative to Church Government and the Sacraments, Rev. 
P. L. Clark led the examination Experimental Religion. The 
examinations were sustained in part and as a whole. The minis- 
ters were ordered enrolled upon their signing of the obligations. 

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The call from the church of Jacksonville for the ministerial 
services of Rev. William Schotanus was read. Terms of the call 
including a salary of $5200.00 per year, plus participation in the 
M. A. F. Group Life Health Insurance, $400.00 per year for 
utilities, use of the manse, and an annual vacation of one month 
were stated in the call. The call was approved and ordered 
placed in his hands. A Commission was appointed to Install 
him as pastor of the Jacksonville church on Sunday, February 
15, 1959. Members of the Commission are: Ministers — John 
R. MacKinnon, Joseph C. Wagner, L. A. Taylor; Ruling Elder 
Royden Caulk. Rev. Walter H. Goodman was appointed alter- 
nate for the ministers and John N. Bender for the Ruling Elder. 

The call from the Trinity church for the ministerial services 
of Rev. Joseph C. Wagner was read, approved and ordered 
placed into his hands. The terms of the call include an annual 
salary of $4800.00, with manse and participation in the M.A.F. 
The Presbytery added an annual vacation of one month to the 
terms of the call. A Commission, composed of Rev. Horace H. 
Hilton, Rev. William M. Schotanus, Rev. L. A. Taylor, Ruling 
Elder W. E. Baird, and alternate Ruling Elders James Shank and 
L. H. Brandon was appointed to Install Mr. Wagner as Pastor 
of the Trinity church, on February 22, 1959. 

A call for the ministerial services of Rev. Charles L. Kirby 
from the Church of Morehead City was read, approved and or- 
dered placed in his hands. Terms of the call include an annual 
salary of S 5 000.00, with manse, participation in the M.A.F. and 
Group Life and Health Insurance, and $300.00 per year for 
traveling expenses. Presbytery added to the terms of the Call an 
annual vacation of one month. A Commission was appointed to 
Install Mr. Kirby as pastor of the church of Morehead City on 
February 1, 1959. The following persons composed the Com- 
mission: Ministers Alvis M. Daniel, Norman P. Farrior, Joseph 
C. Wagner; Ruling Elders Ashley Murphy with alternate Lee A. 
Murdock. 

Rev. Horace H. Hilton, chairman of a special committee ap- 
pointed to study the report of a special Committee of the General 
Assembly on Divorce and Remarriage, reported for the commit- 
tee, and moved that the report of the Committee of the General 
Assembly be approved by the Presbytery. 

At this point in the docket further discussion of the report was 
postponed until the annual report of the Women of the Church 
could be heard. 

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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE WOMEN OF THE CHURCH OF 
WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

The Women of the Church of Wilmington Presbytery have, in the 
study of "The Nature and Mission of The Church" realized that we have 
a significant responsibility as we are a part of Christ's Church, a part of 
His body on earth and a part of His plan for the world. We have stud- 
ied our beliefs, attitudes and actions through our Circle Bible Study, 
Special Bible Study, reading the New Testament through this year, read- 
ing Presbyterian Women, Survey, and the General Programs as recom- 
mended by the Board of Women's Work. This being 'a part of the 
Church' is a business of giving and receiving. We must contribute to the 
flow of Christ's work and by doing so we ourselves are carried along by 
the current and kept from remaining stagnant. 

We have 4,868 members in 76 groups divided into 230 Circles. We 
welcome one new organization this year, Salem Church. The Women 
of the Church have felt a responsibility for worship, teaching and services 
of their church. Our women serve on local, Presbytery's and Synod's 
Committees, Councils and Boards. The Every Family Plan for the Sur- 
vey has been stressed. The Women have prepared themselves for leader- 
ship and service by attending the Officer's Training Classes conducted by 
Miss Ruth Hillhouse, of the Atlanta office, The Synodical Training School 
in Charlotte and the Montreat Conferences and Area Lab. Schools. Two 
visited the Chinese Church in New Orleans. 26 Negro women were sent 
to the Interdenominational Christian Conference at Winston-Salem. 
Clothes and money were sent to the migrants in Florida last winter. One 
church held a clinic for the children migrant workers in this Presbytery. 
All White Cross work asked for and more was gladly done. Hundreds of 
pounds of warm clothing was given for Overseas Relief. Dental supplies 
for Dr. Sandy Marks in Africa and many supplies for the T. B. hospital 
in Korea were given by several churches. Missionaries visited a large 
number of our churches. Foreign students have been entertained. Our 
Birthday Offering amounted to $2,102.19, $400.00 less than 1957, a 
per-capita giving of .43. $450.50 to the Alice Johnson Scholarship at 
Assembly's Training School. The Lucy Steele Memorial Fund has been 
completed. The interest on this $100,000.00 will be used by Peace 
College until the Consolidated College is ready to open. $1,447.50 was 
given to Barium Springs as a Love Gift for repairing two of the cottages. 
$300.00 for our Presbytery's Camp. May we continue to support the 
Camp project with our prayers and contributions. Much has been accom- 
plished this year and we are grateful to God and give Him the glory. 
May we each be willing to give of our time and talents and accept leader- 
ship in our Local and Presbytery organizations. It is necessary for us to 
accept responsibility if we wish to grow. "For why are we here on earth 
except to Grow?" May we strive to give a better stewardship as we plan 
for the special emphasis in 1959, World-Wide Witness. May we become 
and help others to become conscious of the church throughout the world 
and may we understand the role of the church through an acceptance of 
our responsibility in the World-Wide Witness. 

MRS. J. R. BENSON, President. 

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In absence of Mrs. J. R. Benson the report was read by Mrs. 
Adolf Otersen. The report was adopted with a vote of thanks 
to Mrs. Benson and Mrs. Otersen. 

The discussion of the report on Divorce and Remarriage was 
resumed. Rev. Norman H. Flowers introduced a minority re- 
port disfavoring the recommendation of a majority of the com- 
mittee. The minority report was voted down and the recom- 
mendation to approve the Report of the Special Committee of the 
General Assembly carried. 

The Moderator appointed the following Standing Committees: 

Resolutions of Thanks, M. C. MacQueen, Alex Burney, P. G. Sutton; 
Leave of Absence, C. S. McChesney, P. H. Myers, J .Frank Davis; Place 
of next meeting, W. H. McClure, J. F. Clark, E. V. Brown. 

A prayer of Thanks was offered by the Moderator and Presby- 
tery recessed for lunch and Committee work. 

At the hour of 2:00 p.m. Presbytery reconvened with the 
singing of a hymn and a prayer. 

Commissioners were elected to the 1959 General Assembly, 
which meets in the Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, 
Georgia, on April 23-28, 1959. 

MINISTERS 
Principals Alternates 

Norman H. Flowers Ira H. Rawles 

C. H. McLean Reid H. Erwin 

Horace H. Hilton J. Shepherd Russell 

Alvis M. Daniel Preston C. Oliver 

RULING ELDERS 

George F. Landen William McCullen 

Dumay Gorham W. E. Starnes 

Percy C. West N. B. Murray 

John Council, Jr. Dial Gray 

The Annual Report of World Missions was presented by Rev. 
Norman P. Farrior. Pending the adoption of the report Presby- 
tery heard Mrs. R. T. Sinclair and Mr. D. M. Calhoun. The 
report was adopted. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON WORLD MISSIONS 

Our largest field for church extension and for medical work, and a 
most fruitful one in education and evangelism continues to be our mis- 
sion beyond the borders of our own country, World Missions. 

In this field we have work which is our own responsibility in Africa, 
Brazil, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Mexico, and share with other missions 
in work in Ecuador, Iraq, and Portugal. 

In the fields for which we are solely responsible, there is a population 
totaling 36,000,000, and in those in which we are partially responsible, 
a reported population of 16,000,000. 

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While the number of our missionaries in these fields has gradually 
grown, it is not sufficient to meet the pressing needs for taking advan- 
tage of many strategic opportunities. 

We cannot in this brief report bring much detailed information about 
this phase of our Church's work. The mention of just a few facts must 
suffice. 

Africa. This is a place of rapid change, as western industry and cul- 
ture and the white man's sins are racing with the mission of the Gospel 
of Christ to claim the hearts of the black men. If the achievement of 
sixty-odd years in mission work has not brought the high degree of gen- 
eral Christian culture and nationwide evangelism for which we might 
hope, after all, sixty years is a short time to change men from savagery, 
with no written language to a people of culture and ethics becoming a 
truly Christian people. 

The year 1957 saw 8 features of advance in the Congo: 

1. First year of a Central School of Missionaries' Children, a coopera- 
tive venture of Baptists, Methodists, and Presbyterians, finish its first year. 

2. First official representative of the Congo Church to visit the mother 
Church in the U.S.A. 

3. First member of the canabalistic Basala tribe was ordained by 
Momba Presbytery. 

4. First conference of Congo Council, representing 46 Protestant 
Missions. 

5. First central benevolence treasury established by Presbyteries of 
the Congo Church. 

6. Christian Medical Institute graduate its first class, and send them 
to larger hospitals for further training. 

7. The Dental School at Lobondai graduated its first class. 

8. First nurses training class began work in the McKownr Hospital 
at Loebo. 

Brazil. The establishment of Brasilia, the new capital of the nation, 
within the boundaries of one of our missions there, opens a new and 
unique opportunity. In the present temporary city of some 15,000 to 
20,000, who are building the capital, there is already a Presbyterian 
Church of fifty members, with a Sunday School of 125. The first ob- 
servance of the Lord's Supper in the new capital was in 1957. 

One of our missions (we have three) in Brazil turned over an entire 
Presbytery, consisting of seven churches and their pastors, to the native 
Brazilian Church. This meant that our mission force will proceed in 
pioneer work. 

Evangelistic fervor is characteristic of the Brazilian Church. Our mis- 
sionaries share the same zeal. 

Taiwan. We have been at work in this island for 9 years. There is 
a native church of eight Presbyteries, being composed of 183 churches 
with a membership of 53,000. 

This field seems to be peculiarly a field of response to the Presbyter- 
ian Church. Other Presbyterian missions had worked there before we 
entered. We were invited to join them when our missionaries had to 
leave China. Several distinct racial groups live on the island, and our 
own work has important distinct features, as among hill tribesmen, 
Chinese from the mainland, contacts with military people, and in publi- 
cation work. Two of our missionaries lead in of the China Sunday School 

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Association, an interdemonimational work that supplies literature in Tai- 
wan and among Chinese on Southeast Asian countries. 

Japan. This is one of our most difficult fields. It seems that in any 
country of high literacy, with most of its people firmly indoctrinated with 
their own religious beliefs, or thoroughly committed to doubt and criticism 
of any religious dogma, is a hard field for the Gospel. In Japan there 
seems under way a revival of all the old religions and the introduction of 
new ones. Her religions now number 377, each loudly presenting its 
tenets and demanding loyalty. 

In this situation, so much like that in which Christianity began, the 
Christian Church has lost none of its zeal, zeal for introducing men to 
Christ. Through the old standard method on propagating the Gospel by 
conversation, by preaching, and by literature, and through use of newer 
facilities in this field, including the radio, the hospital, and through the 
I.C.U. we are still winning people for Christ. 

Korea. The year was one of many hardships, struggles, and of suffer- 
ing, but one of progress of the Church in Korea. Korea has a native 
General Assembly. We work closely with that Church and with the 
Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. (recently united with the United Presby- 
terians) and with the Australian Presbyterian Church. 

Medical work, especially with people threatened with tuberculosis and 
with leprosy, is a strong field of service paralleling the Gospel. Much 
educational work, from kindergarten to seminary is carried on. The 
Seminary at Seoul had 5 50 students in 1957. 

Mexico. The report from the mission in Mexico is keynoted by the 
word "Advance". The rapid growth of Mexico City in the last decades, 
and the world-wide acquaintance of the world with Acapulco, illustrate 
the national progress. That of the Christian Church is likewise on the 
forward trend. 

The major problem of our mission in facing its task is personnel. 
Our two hospitals are doing a great work, the one at Ometepec, with Dr. 
Boyce at its head, and flying his plane to make calls in many places, is 
winning the friendship of many people in this new mission point, and 
the "Hospital de la Luz", in Morelia is truly a great light in its ministry 
to both the bodies and souls of people. To illustrate need for workers, 
we are told that only one man is available as a minister to fifteen churches 
in a large area of the Balsas River Valley, and inhospitable place because 
of its bad, hot climate and its inaccessibility, but said to contain more 
Presbyterians than all the rest of the Presbytery. 

The Bible schools, and the hostels which give a Christian home life 
to students attending government schools, are contribution of their im- 
portant part of the advance of the Church in Mexico. 

We have no missionaries at this time in the fields on Ecuador, Iraq, 
and Portugal. These are all difficult fields. From Ecuador and Iraq 
our Board had no report in 1957. Portugal has a vital work in its 
evangelistic activity, its hospital, and its seminary, from which graduates 
go out to other portugese-speaking countries. 

In addition to this part of our World Mission Committee's report to 
Presbytery, Mrs. R. T. Sinclair will present some suggestions for the 
effective use of literature that is provided for the World Mission emphasis 
season, and Mr. D. M. Calhoun will present another important factor 
that should engage our interest in this work. 

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Recommendations : 

1. That the churches of the Presbytery observe the season of world 
Mission study, Feb. 1st to March 1st, and the week of Prayer and 
self-denial with appropriate exercises. 

2. That prayer be earnestly made for more men and women to fill 
the needs of all the aspects of the work, and in this, that ministers 
and Elders call attention of the Board to qualified young people 
in their churches or acquaintance. 

3. That the Presbytery request the Presbytery's Council to investigate 
the feasibility of increasing the percentage of benevolences appor- 
tioned for World Missions in its distribution of undesignated 
benevolences. 

N. P. FARRIOR, Chairman of World Mission Comm. 

The Report of a Special Committee of the General Assembly 
dealing with "United" or "Federated" churches was reported to 
the Presbytery by Rev. Richard K. Johnson, who served as chair- 
man of a special committee of the Presbytery to study this re- 
port. The Presbytery approved the Assembly's Report dealing 
with "United" Churches, but disapproved the report dealing with 
"Federated" churches. 

Rev. Alvis M. Daniel presented the Annual Report of the 
Committee on Records. The report was adopted as follows: 

1. The following churches failed to submit Sessional Records for 
examination: Ashwood, Croatan, Currie, Elkton, Harmony, South River, 
Stafford Memorial. Sessional Records were approved with exceptions, 
noted in the books, for the following churches: Acme, Antioch, Burgaw, 
Clarkton, Harper-Southerland, Hebron, Hopewell, Mt. Horeb, New Hope, 
Oakdale, Pike, Pink Hill, Pleasant View, Rocky Point, Southport, White 
Plains. Sessional Records were approved for all the remaining churches 
of the Presbytery. 

2. We recommend that all Sessions conform more closely to the Book 
of Church Order in: (a) bi-annual reading and approving of the Minutes 
of the Board of Deacons, (b) affording opportunity for the representa- 
tives to higher courts of the church to report their attendance, (c) copy- 
ing the annual statistical reports into the Session Records. 

ALVIS M. DANIEL, Chairman 

Dr. L. A. Taylor presented reports of the Treasurer of funds 
of the Presbytery: The Contingency Fund, Presbytery's Office, 
Home Mission Committee, General Benevolences, and Church 
and Manse Assistance Fellowship. The report was received as 
information and ordered printed in the Minutes of the Presby- 
tery. The annual report of the committee on audits, to be made 
at the July meeting of Presbytery to be the official treasurer's 
report. 

It was suggested to the executive secretary that in the future 
pertinent information for the churches be mailed to Clerks of 
Sessions as well as to Pastors. 

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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF BENEVOLENCES 

FOR THE PERIOD 

January 11, 1958 to January 11, 1959 

RECEIPTS 

Balance on hand January 11, 1958 $ 3,498.04 

Received from Churches and Deposited in Bank 136,934.61 

Total $140,432.65 

DISBURSEMENTS 
A. Budget Causes 
Assembly Causes 

World Missions $ 30,475.41 

Church Extension 12,676.97 

Christian Education 4,742.52 

General Fund 7,226.26 

Inter-Church Agencies 183.70 



Synod Causes 

Church Extension $ 2,731.99 

Christian Education 1,673.13 

Higher Education 16,329.31 

Campus Christian Life 2,275.72 

Orphan's Home 7,355.54 

Presbyterian Home 1,547.43 

Office of Synod 2,739.80 

Inter-Church Agencies 134.25 



$ 61,815.04 



Presbytery Causes 

Church Extension $ 28,867.91 

Christian Education 500.13 

Camp and Conference Center 1,499.66 

Presbytery's Office 9,990.98 



34,787.17 



40,858.58 
B. Non-Budget Causes 

P. Y. F. Objectives $ 132.08 

American Bible Society 42.50 

Seoul Seminary 11.06 

Negro Work 10.00 

North Carolina Council of Churches 25.00 

National Council of Churches 25.00 

World Council of Churches 25.00 

Transferred to Contingent Fund 42.70 

Birthday Gift W. O. C 66.98 

William Black Home 20.00 

American Leprosy Mission 40.00 

Consolidated College 100.00 

Mission Court 33.75 

Historical Foundation 1.00 

United Church Women 3.50 

Delgado Church Building Fund 5.00 

Total 583.57 

Bank Check Charges 12.84 

Total Disbursements $138,057.20 

Receipts less Disbursements $ 2,375.45 

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REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF HOME MISSIONS 
January 11, 1958 to January 11, 1959 

RECEIPTS 

Balance on hand January 11, 1958 $ 10,344.95 

Received and Deposited 44,957.27 

Total $ 55,302.22 

Disbursements 42,970.10 

Receipts less Disbursements $ 12,332.12 

RECEIPTS ITEMIZED 

From the Central Treasurer of Presbytery S 27,867.91 

From the Board of Church Extension (Assembly) 5,791.65 

From the Board of Church Extension (Synod) 7,951.38 

From the Belk-Beery Store (Wilmington) 2,000.00 

Refund from Atlanta 66.63 

Refund from Office of Presbytery 29.70 

Repayment of Temporary Loans 745.00 

From Miscellaneous 505.00 

Total $ 44,957.27 

DISBURSEMENTS 
Pastor's Salaries 

J. F. Clark $ 1,828.00 

J. A. Marrow 2,400.00 

A. M. Daniel 900.00 

R. K. Johnson 600.00 

W. F. F. Little 1,600.00 

J. C. McCann 333.33 

W. S. Smythe 800.00 

R. J. Wilkins 900.00 

A. Otersen, Jr. 1,020.00 

J. L. Stevenson 300.00 

Mrs. K. W. Taylor 3,000.00 

Mrs. G. C. Ouinn 1,600.00 

Bladenboro Church 950.00 

I. H. Rawles 809.92 

J. W. Brown 1,000.00 

Robert Ledbetter 700.00 

W. E. Pauley, Jr. 875.00 

E. Mayse 600.00 

G. Sowerby 120.00 

W. P. Burns 500.00 

J. S. Cook 50.00 



Total $ 20,886.25 

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Expenses Incidental to Pastorates 

M. A. F. Dues $ 978.73 

Social Security— Mrs. G. C. Ouinn 274.92 

Social Security — Mrs. K. W. Taylor 50.63 

Temporary Loans to Pastors 550.00 

Temporary Loan to Salem Chapel 200.00 

Church Extension Committee 55.00 

One-half of Expenses of Prospective Pastor 52.70 

Expense of Committee on Evangelism 4.10 

$ 2,166.08 

Grants-in-Aid 

Southport Church $ 1,300.00 

Lake Waccamaw 1,125.00 

Rocky Point-Pike 2,500.00 

Trinity 1,000.00 

Moreh'ead City 500.00 

Total $ 6,425.00 

Payments Made on Loans 

Chapel on Boardwalk $ 1,102.50 

Wrightsville Beach Manse 1,325.85 

Bethel Manse 3,249.83 

Oak Grove Manse 1,079.72 

Acme Church 737.80 

Trinity Manse 1,597.50 

Cape Fear and Castle Hayne Manses 2,540.00 

Total $ 11,633.20 

Insurance Premiums 320.08 

Renovation and Repairs 

Thirteenth Street Manse $ 564.42 

Wrightsville Avenue Manse 51.00 

Total $ 615.42 

Electrical Appliance at Thirteenth Street Manse $ 370.00 

Miscellaneous $ 554.07 

LOANS OUTSTANDING DECEMBER 31, 1958 

To Board of Church Extension 

Trinity Manse S 1,500.00 

Chapel on the Boardwalk (Church) 420.00 

Acme (Church) 1,020.00 

Total S 2,940.00 

To Svnod of North Carolina: 

Bethel Manse $ 2,000.00 

To Latta Trust Fund: 

Cape Fear Manse S 8,000.00 

McClure Memorial Manse 8,000.00 

$ 16,000.00 

Total all Loans $ 20,940.00 

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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF PRESBYTERY 

(The Contingency Fund) 

RECEIPTS 

Balance on hand January 11, 1958 $ 2,709.47 

* Received from Churches o£ 

Presbytery 4,526.35 

Received from Churches in Presbytery 

for 1957 188.97 

Total $ 7,424.79 

DISBURSEMENTS 

General Assembly Assessment $ 2,212.21 

Synod Assessment 723.25 

Salary of Permanent Clerk 100.00 

Printing Minutes of Presbytery 5 52.70 

Audit of Treasurer's Books 475.00 

Postage 50.23 

Office Equipment 46.71 

Bank Check Charges 1.78 

Presbytery's Office 400.00 

Stationery and Supplies 40.12 

Film Strip 15.00 

Committee Expenses 

Stewardship 1 1 1.44 

Presbytery's Council 15.55 

World Missions 27.99 

Committee on Revision of Book of Church 

Order 5.75 

Speaker for Minister's Retreat 25.00 

Total 4,802.73 

Receipts less Disbursements $ 2,622.06 

*Chadbourn Church failed to pay the x"\ssessment for the Contingency 
Fund. 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF THE CHURCH 

AND MANSE ASSISTANCE FELLOWSHIP 

January 11, 1958 to January 11, 1959 

RECEIPTS 

Balance on hand from 1957 $ 60.80 

Calls for 1956 and 1957 paid in 1958 50.50 

From Call #1 829.50 

From Call #2 817.00 

Total $ 1,757.80 

DISBURSEMENTS 

Lake Waccamaw Building Fund $875.00 

Morehead City Building Fund 850.00 

Bank Check Charges .70 

Total 1,725.70 

Receipts less Disbursements $ 32.10 

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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF 
PRESBYTERY'S OFFICE 

January 11, 1958 to January 11, 1959 

RECEIPTS 

Balance on hand January 11, 1958 $ 3,170.23 

Received from Presbytery's Benevolences 9,990.98 

Received from Contingent Fund 400.00 

Refund from Post Office 1.00 



Total $ 13,562.21 

Disbursements 10,616.29 



Receipts less Disbursements $ 2,945.92 

DISBURSEMENTS ITEMIZED 

Salary of Executive Secretary $ 6,750.00 

Travel Expense of Executive Secretary 1,441.65 

M. A. F. Dues 517.50 

Insurance 85.29 

Salary of Office Secretary 1,210.00 

Social Security 70.20 

Postage 177.17 

Printing 24.45 

Telephone 239.45 

Office Supplies 49.17 

Bank Check Charges 32.91 

Miscellaneous 18.50 

S 10,616.29 



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The Minutes of the Commission on the Minister and His Work 
were admitted to record as follows: 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION ON MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work met in the office of 
the Presbytery on Monday, December 15, 1958. Members present: Rev. 
J. M. McChesney, Rev. J. W. Miller, Rev. Charles W. Worth, Rev. W. J. 
Wilkins, Mr. W. C. Scoggins. The meeting was opened with prayer 
by J. W. Miller. 

Rev. Hubert J. Kaylor appeared before the Commission with the re- 
quest for dissolution of the pastoral relationship between himself and 
the Westminster (Wil.) church, and the granting of a letter of dis- 
missal to the Presbytery of Concord. Ruling Elder W. E. Starnes, repre- 
senting the congregation, reported that the congregation had concurred 
in this request at a meeting called for this purpose. On motion by W. C. 
Scoggins, seconded by Charles W. Worth, the request was granted effec- 
tive December 31, 1958. The Stated Clerk was ordered to forward the 
letter of dismissal to the Stated Clerk of Concord Presbytery. 

L. A. TAYLOR, Secretary. 

Requests for permission to change the terms of pastoral calls 
were made as follows: 

First Church, Whiteville to increase the annual salary of the pastor 
by $600.00. New Hope church to increase its portion of the pastor's 
salary by $300.00 per year. Winter Park Church to increase the annual 
salary of the pastor by $200.00, plus a car allowance and participation 
in Group Life and Health Insurance. Elizabethtown Church to increase 
the annual salary of the pastor by $300.00 car allowance. Mt. Horeb 
Church to increase the annual salary of the pastor by $200.00 car allow- 
ance. Potts Memorial to increase annual salary of the pastor by $550.00. 
Delgado Church to increase the annual salary of the pastor by S 5 00.00. 
Mt. Olive Church to increase the annual salary of the pastor by $600.00. 
Beulaville Church to increase the annual salary of the pastor by $500.00. 
Lake Waccamaw Church to increase the annual salary of the pastor by 
$400.00. White Plains Church to increase the annual salary of the 
pastor by $400.00. Mt. Zion Church to increase the annual salary of 
the pastor by $600.00. Woodburn Church to increase the annual salary 
of the pastor by $300.00. Bethany Church to increase the annual salary 
of the pastor by $300.00. Wildwood Church to increase the annual 
salary of the pastor by $100.00. 

These requests were granted. 

Rev. James A. Marrow requested the dissolution of the pas- 
toral relationship between himself and the Cape Fear Church, 
and the granting of certificate of dismissal to the Presbytery of 
Concord. Ruling Elder J. M. Coley, representing the congrega- 
tion, reported that the congregation had joined with Mr. Marrow 
in this request with great reluctance and regret. The request 
was granted and the Stated Clerk ordered to issue the letter of 
Dismissal. The dissolution to be effective January 31, 1959. 

The report of the Commission to Install Rev. William P. Burns 
as pastor of the Little Chapel-on-the-Boardwalk was read and 
admitted to record. 

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THE REPORT OF THE COMMISSION TO INSTALL 
REV. WILLIAM P. BURNS 
The Commission was constituted with prayer by Dr. L. A. Taylor, 
Moderator in the Church office at approximately 7:15 P.M., November 
2, 1958. 

The full Commission was present and the parts were assigned as 
follows : 

(a) Dr. L. A. Taylor to preside and propound the constitutional 
questions. 

(b) Dr. B. Frank Hall to preach the sermon. 

(c) The Reverend E. G. Connette, Jr., to charge the congregation. 

(d) Dr. William C. Mebane to charge the minister. 

(e) Mr. Lesley N. Boney, Jr., to serve as alternate and clerk and read 
the scripture and lead in prayer. 

The Commission moved to the sanctuary at 7:30 P.M. The worship 
and installation service was conducted with a large congregation of mem- 
bers and visitors present. The Commission participated in the service 
as outlined above. 

The scripture was taken from Acts 1:1-11 and Dr. Hall used verses 
6, 7, and 8 as the text for his sermon titled "Whose Responsibility." 

The Commission reassembled in the church office. The minutes were 
read and approved and following prayer by Mr. Connette, Dr. Taylor 
declared the meeting adjourned. 

Respectfully submitted, 

' LESLIE N. BONEY, JR., Clerk. 

The report of the Commission to ordain Eugene B. Davis 
was admitted to record as follows: 

ORDINATION OF CANDIDATE EUGENE BAUGHMAN DAVIS 

The Commission appointed by Wilmington Presbytery to ordain 
Eugene Baughman Davis to the Gospel Ministry and confer upon him the 
powers of an Evangelist met in the Grove Presbyterian Church, Kenans- 
ville, N. C, on Sunday, October 26, 1958 at 7:15 P.M. Members pres- 
ent were: Ministers — N. H. Flowers, W. H. Allison, L. A. Taylor; Ruling 
Elders — William Patterson and S. M. Davis. The meeting was called to 
order and constituted by prayer led by Rev. L. A. Taylor. Rev. N. H. 
Flowers was elected Clerk of the Commission. Parts to be taken by the 
members of the Commission in the Ordination Service were assigned and 
the Commission recessed for the service. 

The service of Ordination was held in the sanctuarv of the Grove 
Church at 7:30 P.M. Ruling Elder S. M. Davis of Mt. Olive, the father 
of the Candidate, presided. Rev. W. H. Allison preached the ordination 
sermon. Rev. L. A. Taylor propounded the Constitutional questions to 
the candidate, and when these had been answered in the affirmative, led 
the ordination prayer and the laying of the hands of the Presbytery. 
These things having been done, he declared Eugene Baughman Davis 
ordained to the Gospel Ministry and empowered for the duties of this 
office including that of the Evangelist. A charge was delivered to the 
newly ordained Minister by Rev. N. H. Flowers, after which the benedic- 
tion was pronounced by Rev. E. B. Davis. Following the service of 
ordination the Commission reconvened. The minutes of the meeting were 
read and approved and the meeting adjourned with prayer led by Ruling 
Elder William Patterson. 

L. A. TAYLOR, Moderator 
N. H. FLOWERS, Clerk 
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A motion made and seconded at the October, 1958, meeting 
of the Presbytery and docketed for the consideration at this meet- 
ing was read and passed by vote of the Presbytery, as follows : To 
revise the Manual of Presbytery by making the Committee on 
Christian Relations a Permanent Committee of the Presbytery 
instead of a sub-committee of Church Extension. 

A supplementary report by the Committee on Nominations was 
adopted as follows: 

Committee on Christian Education: Class of 1959, Rev. Frank A. 
Elliott to replace Mr. Marshall Crews, resigned; Class of 1960, Miss Alice 
Ann Klostermeyer to replace Rev. Hubert J. Kaylor; Class of 1961, Rev. 
William E. Pauley to replace Mr. Ramey Davis. 

Committee on Examinations: Rev. Richard Johnson to replace Rev. 
James A. Marrow, Class of 1959 in English Bible. 

Committee on Annuities and Relief: Rev. Herbert T. Lewis to re- 
place Rev. James A. Marrow in the Class of 1961. 

Committee on General Fund Causes: Rev. David B. Jenkins to replace 
Rev. James A. Marrow in the Class of 1961. 

Committee on Christian Relations: Class of 1959, Rev. B. Frank Hall, 
Convenor; Class of 1960, Rev. Ben L. Rose and Mr. A. F. Chestnut; 
Class of 1961, Rev. John R. Mackinnon and Mr. Robert Aycock. 

The forthcoming resignation of the Area worker in Christian Educa- 
tion, Miss Dot Lynch, was announced. The Presbytery stood in recogni- 
tion and appreciation of her work among our churches. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES 

Leave of Absence: Requests to be excused from attendance at the 
meeting were granted the following Ministers: John R. MacKinnon, 
Charles W. Worth, Reid H. Erwin, Neill G. Stevens. Requests to be 
excused parts of the meeting granted as follows: W. F. F. Little, R. P. 
Bender, Andrew Myers, B. Frank Hall, John L. Stevenson, Ernest Brown, 
Harry P. Mitchell,' I. N. Bowden, Cecil Miller, Eugene B. Davis, J. R. 
Marks, R. C. Sadler, Kenneth Blanchard, Charles S. McChesney, J. C. 
Southerland, M. W. Turner. 

Time and Place of Next Meeting: The invitation extended by Dr. 
L. C. LaMotte, of Presbyterian Junior College, Maxton, N. C, was ac- 
cepted for the April meeting on April 21, 1959. 

Resolution of Thanks: The members of 205th stated meeting of 
Wilmington Presbytery are deeply grateful to the Pastor, the Session, and 
the members of the Elizabethtown Church for delightful and efficient 
manner in which they have entertained this meeting. We are impressed 
by their warmth of welcome as expressed by the Senior members of the 
Session, Mr. James H. Clark. It is inspiring to worship in a church in 
which so much love and treasure has been invested. We were taught 
and inspired by the message on "Prayer", brought to us by Rev. Richard 
K. Johnson. We have already endeavored to express to the ladies of the 
church our appreciation for the food and service we received. We wish 
to say to one and all that you provided for our every necessity and we 
pray God's continued blessings upon you and your witness to His glory 
and the enrichment of people. 

M. C. MacOUEEN, ALEX F. BURNEY, PAUL L. SUTTON. 

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Rev. L. A. Taylor presented a resolution prepared by Mr. 
J. W. Perdew, of the firm Brand and Perdew, accountants. The 
resolution was adopted, as follows: 

RESOLUTION 

Whereas there is a need to maintain an account for donors who are 
interested in supporting some certain worthy non-budgeted cause and 
beneficiary, and 

Whereas the donors to this account may wish to remain anonymous, 
and 

Whereas certain donors may wish to make donations of real estate, 
stocks, bonds, securities, or assets other than cash, and 

Whereas Wilmington Presbytery does not wish to hold such assets or 
speculate in the market value of such assets, and therefore, a simple 
and quick procedure is desired to dispose of such assets upon their 
receipt. 

Now Be It Resolved That: 

1. An account be maintained under the name of Laymen's Christian 
Mission of Wilmington Presbytery. 

2. The Executive Secretary of Wilmington Presbytery shall act as 
Treasurer and Administrator for the account. 

3. The purpose of the account is to receive special gifts, not provided 
for in the budget of Wilmington Presbytery, from donors, 

(a) Who may wish to designate a specific cause or beneficiary of their 
gifts in so far as these gifts are for religious, charitable, educa- 
tional, hospital or literary purposes, and 

(b) Who may not wish to designate any specific beneficiary. 

4. The donation shall be disbursed by the Treasurer 

(a) In accordance with the wishes of the donor, or 

(b) Where no specific beneficiary is named by the donor, for any 
needs within the discretion of the Treasurer. 

5. Where such donations are received in the form of real estate, stocks, 
bonds, or securities other than cash, that the treasurer is empowered to 
receive such assets for Wilmington Presbytery and to sell, transfer, or 
assign such assets without further approval of Presbytery or its Trustees. 

6. The Treasurer shall have full power to accept or reject any such 
gifts within his discretion. 

7. The Treasurer shall maintain a record of all such receipts and 
disbursements which shall be available for inspection by the Presbytery 
but shall not be required to be reported to the Presbytery. 

8. The account so maintained by the Treasurer, Dr. L. A. Taylor, 
since March 17, 1950 and all actions by the Treasurer in connection 
therewith and within the scope and powers authorized above, are hereby 
ratified. 

ORGANIZATION OF THE SALEM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

The Commission of Wilmington Presbytery appointed to organize the 
Salem Presbyterian Church met at the Salem Chapel on Sunday, January 
18, 1959, at 7:00 p.m. Members present: Rev. Ira H. Rawls, Chairman; 
Rev. Ben L. Rose, Rev. Reid H. Erwin and Ruling Elder Leslie N. Boney, 
Jr. The Commission was called to order and led in prayer by the Chair- 
man. Rev. Reid H. Erwin was elected Clerk. 

Rev. Ira H. Rawles, pastor of the Chinquapin Church, the church of 
which Salem was a Chapel, presented certificates of dismissal from the 

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mother church for thirty-four persons. The certificates were found in 
order, and the Commission recessed for the service of organization. 

Rev. Ben L. Rose preached a sermon from the text Acts 2:47. Rev. 
Ira H. Rawles gave a brief history of the Salem Chapel, read the Certifi- 
cates of Dismissal, Propounded the Constitutional Question and the 
Covenant of Disciples. 

Ruling Elders were elected and installed as follows: Barnes T. Aycock 
and Woodrow Meready. Hubert Brown was elected but not Installed. 
Deacons were elected and Installed as follows: Haywood Batchelor and 
Elmo Meready. Hays Meready was elected but not Installed. 

The following persons, by their covenant relationship, became Charter 
members of the Salem Church: Barnes T. Aycock, Mrs. Edward Aycock, 
Miss Delia Aycock, Haywood Batchelor, Mrs. Haywood Batchelor, Miss 
Irene Batchelor, Hubert Brown, Mrs. Hubert Brown, Mrs. Spy A. Brown, 
Reynolds Halso, Mrs. Reynolds Halso, Scott Halso, Mrs. Charity Hunter, 
Mrs. French Hunter, Joyce Ann James, Mrs. Hannah Jenkins, Posey D. 
Lanier, Mrs. Posey Lanier, Elmo Meready, Janice Meready, Grover 
Meready, Clifford Meready, Judith Meready, Hilton Meready, R. H. 
Meready, Woodrow Meready, Robert Dunn Meready, Mrs. Woodrow 
Meready, Patricia Meready, Miss Alberta Whaley, Frank Whaley, Mrs. 
Frank Whaley, Roger Whaley, Timothy Whaley. 

Following the sendee of organization the Commission reconvened, the 
Minutes were read and approved and the Commission adjourned with a 
prayer led by the Chairman. 

IRA H. RAWLES, Chairman 
REID H. ERWIN, Clerk. 

Mr. Albert F. Wells, a Ruling Elder in the McClure Memo- 
rial Church was nominated Moderator for July meeting of Presby- 
tery, to be held at the Presbyterian Junior College, Maxton, N. C, 
on 'April 21, 1959, at 10:00 a.m. 

The Minutes were read and approved and the Presbytery ad- 
journed with prayer by the Moderator. 



DAVID B. JENKINS, Moderator 
J. S. WALKUP, Permanent Clerk 
L. A. TAYLOR, Stated Clerk 



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APPENDIX 

RECORD OF INCREASE IN MEMBERSHIP AND 
STEWARDSHIP 

1947-1958 



Contributions to 
Benevolences 



Total 
Contributions 



Year Membership 

1947 10,062 5103,454 $345,268 

1948 10,198 105,481 365,352 

1949 10,377 113,736 455,358 

1950 10,696 113,739 453,294 

1951 11,3 80 153,3 23 565,059 

1 9 52 1 1,768 132,1 68 600,4 6 3 

1953 1 1,834 1 29,269 484,736 

1 954 12, 1 23 1 96,9 5 5 708,295 

1955 12,641 166,126 786,783 

1 9 56 13,015 1 96,079 906,961 

1957 13,098 184,070 924,529 

1958 12,947 171,026 895,954 

MEMBERSHIP GAINS AND LOSSES FOR THE YEAR 1958 

NET GAINS 



Acme 9 

Antioch 1 

Bethany 4 

Bowden 2 

Burgaw 2 

Cape Fear 47 

Chapel on Boardwalk 21 

Chinquapin 5 

Croatan 6 

Delgado 9 

Elizabethtown 1 1 

Faison 11 

Graves Memorial 2 

Hallsville 1 

Harper-Southerland 5 

Holly Grove 1 

Jacksonville 3 1 

Lake Waccamaw 23 

Maple Hill 2 

McClure Memorial 3 



Morehead City 17 

Mt. Horeb 1 

Oakdale 1 3 

Page's Mill 3 

Pearsall Memorial 12 

Pineland 2 3 

Pollocksville 8 

Rockfish 6 

Rocky Point 1 

Southport 1 

Stanford 4 

Westminster (Whiteville) 5 

Westminster (Wilmington) 1 

Whiteville, First 12 

Wildwood 1 3 

Winter Park 35 

Woodburn 5 

Tabor City 5 

Calypso 2 



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NET LOSSES 



Baker 2 

Beth Car 1 

Bethel 5 

Beulaville 1 9 

Black River 3 

Bladenboro 2 

Brunswick 5 

Carolina Beach 17 

Caswell 3 

Clarkton 1 

Currie 8 

Grove 5 

Hopewell 1 

Immanuel 4 8 

Mt. Olive 2 

Mt. Williams 4 

Mt. Zion 16 

REMAINED THE SAME 

Chadbourn 
Hebron 
Warsaw 
White Plains 



Myrtle Grove 7 

New Hope 1 

Oak Plains 2 

Pink Hill 18 

Pleasant View 17 

Potts Memorial 4 

Smith 2 

St. Andrews-Covenant 83 

Stafford Memorial 4 

Trinity 1 

Wallace 1 6 

Willard 1 

Wilmington, First 57 

Teachey 3 

Topsail 14 

Oak Grove 3 



NO REPORT 

Ashwood 

Elkton 

Harmony 

Pike 

South River 



THE FOLLOWING CHURCHES DID NOT REPORT A PROFESSION 
OF FAITH DURING THE YEAR 1958 

Acme Myrtle Grove 

Baker Mt. Williams 

Bethel Mt. Olive 

Black River New Hope 

Bladenboro Oakdale 

Brunswick Oak Plains 

Caswell Pleasant View 

Currie Stafford Memorial 

Grove Smith 

Hopewell White Plains 

Hebron Willard 

MINISTERS ORDAINED 

Herbert T. Lewis July, 27, 1958 

William H. Terry July 27, 1958 

William E. Pauley August 10, 1958 

Eugene B. Davis October 26, 1958 

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MINISTERS RECEIVED FROM OTHER PRESBYTERIES 

Charles Williams May 26, 1958 — Albemarle Presbytery 

William P. Burns October 21, 1958 — Albemarle Presbytery 

Edward F. Torsch, October 21, 1958 — Brooklyn-Nassau Presbytery, u.s.a. 

MINISTERS INSTALLED 

Ira H. Rawles January 5, 1958 — Chinquapin Church 

John R. MacKinnon January 12, 1958 — First Church, Wilmington 

Edward G. Connette June 15, 1958 — St. Andrews-Covenant Church 

Herbert T. Lewis July 27, 1958 — Faison and Calypso Churches 

William H. Terry July 27, 1958— Acme Church 

William E. Pauley, August 10, 1958 — Southport and New Hope Churches 

Charles Williams September 21, 1958 — Mt. Olive and Baker Churches 

William P. Burns.— November 2, 1958 — Chapel on the Boardwalk Church 

PASTORAL RELATIONS DISSOLVED 

James W. McGinnis January 21, 1958 — Trinity Church 

Eugene D. Witherspoon, January 31, 1958 — St. Andrews-Covenant 

Church 

Jerry C. McCann April 15, 1958— Chapel on the Boardwalk Church 

William S. Smythe, April 15, 1958 — Tabor City and Brunswick Churches 

William B. Hood May 1, 1958— Wallace Church 

John S. Steele June 3, 1958 — Jacksonville Church 

Richard S. Andrews, July 22, 1958— Oak Grove & Myrtle Grove Churches 

Albert G. Harris August 26, 1958 — Morehead City Church 

Stradford T. Snively October 1, 1958— Grove & Hallsville Churches 

Hubert J. Kaylor December 31, 1958— Westminster (Wil.) Church 



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NAME OF CHURCH CLERK OF SESSION GENERAL TREAS. BEN. TREAS 
Acme J. D. Daily A. W. Stafford Same 

Box 56 Box 97 

Acme, N. C. Acme, N. C. 
Antioch Mrs. Alice Caulk C. B. Hines Same 

Route No. 1 Route No. 3 

Jacksonville, N. C. Jacksonville, N. C. 
Ashwood D. G. Robeson C. E. Stevens, Sr. Same 

Council, N. C. Council, N. C. 
Baker Granger Tadlock Mrs. Charles Cox Same 

Route No. 4 Route No. 4 

Mt. Olive, N. C. Mt. Olive, N. C. 
Bethany H. B. Rivenbark D. G. Rivenbark Same 

Route No. 1, Box 65 Route No. 1, Box 105 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Beth Carr A. H. Singletary C. O. McNair Same 

Tar Heel, N. C. Tar Heel, N. C. 
Bethel Cicero Lanier Willie Batts Same 

Beulaville, N. C. Chinquapin, N. C. 
Beulaville A. W. Gresham C. D. Pate Same 

Beulaville, N. C. Beulaville, N. C. 
Black River E. W. Reeves Williams Corbett Same 

Ivanhoe, N. C. Ivanhoe, N. C. 
Bladenboro J. F. Davis E. B. Lewis Same 

Bladenboro, N. C. Bladenboro, N. C. 
Bowden Community Herman Taylor Mrs. J. H. Moore, Sr Same 

R.F.D., Faison, N. C. Bowden, N. C. 
Brunswick George J. Spivey George J. Spivey Same 

Brunswick, N. C. Brunswick, N. C. 
Burgaw T. T. Murphy Frank Fussell Same 

Burgaw, N. C. Burgaw, N. C. 
Calypso Leon L. Flowers Arthur Davis Same 

Calypso, N. C. Calypso, N. C. 
Cape Fear J. M. Coley Tommy Boone Same 

2412 Monroe St. 2206 Plaza Dr. 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Carolina Beach C. F. Cameron C. T. Strickland Same 

Box 765 Box 61S-A 

Carolina Beach, N. C. Carolina Beach, N. C. 
Caswell D. Graham Shaw, Jr._George H. Highsmith, Jr Same 

Atkinson, N. C. Route No. 2, Burgaw, N. C. 
Chadbourn Earl W. Miller H. G. MacQueen Same 

Chadbourn, N. C. Chadbourn, N. C. 
Chapel on the Boardwalk--. Edward Mallory Hermon Blizzard Same 

Box 16 Box 208 

Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach, 

North Carolina North Carolina 
Chinquapin George F. Landen Joseph Williams Same 

Chinquapin, N. C. Route No. 1 

Beulaville, N. C. 

Clarkton C. S. Clark Richard Cox John D. Ward 

_ Clarkton, N. C. Clarkton, N. C. Clarkton, N. C. 
Croatan Walter Ives Leona Tolson Same 

Route No. 4 Route No. 4, Box 913 

New Bern, N. C. New Bern, N. C. 
Currie H. C. Walker Marvin N. Richards Same 

Currie, N. C. Currie, N. C. 
Delgado W. C. Scoggins Jesse H. Wallace Same 

1909 Castle Street 306 Wood Dale Dr. 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Elizabethtown D. M. Calhoun Mrs. Margaret H. French Same 

Elizabethtown, N. C. Box 576 

Elizabethtown, N. C. 
Elkton _W. J. Elkins Mrs. W. J. Elkins Same 

Clarkton, N. C. Route No. 2 

Clarkton, N. C. 



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NAME OF CHURCH CLERK OF SESSION GENERAL TREAS. BEN. TREAS 

Faison A. M. Davis J. R. Crow Mrs. Eva Ed'gerton 

Faison, N. C. Faison, N. C. Faison, N. C. 
Graves Memorial Croom Faircloth J. R. Hubbard Same 

Sunset Avenue Box 695 

Clinton, N. C. Clinton, N. C. 
Grove R. V. Wells R. D. Merritt Same 

Kenansville, N. C. R.F.D. 

Warsaw, N. C. 
Hallsville Cecil A. Miller Leonard Kennedy Same 

Beulaville, N. C. Beulaville, N. C. 
Harmony R. E. Pendergrass A. P. Shaw Same 

Tomahawk, N. C. Harrells, N. C. 
Harper-Southerland Nick Smith J. B. Southerland Same 

Pink Hill, N. C. Albertson, N. C. 
Hebron W. G. Smith W. G. Smith Same 

Albertson, N. C. Albertson, N. C. 
Holly Grove Romie Williamson E. W. Ross Same 

Route No. 4, Box 214 Route No. 2 

Clinton, N. C. Clinton, N. C. 
Hopewell J. S. Newkirk Lewis Blake Same 

Watha, N. C. Burgaw, N. C. 
Immanuel Norman N. Nelms D. Lester Jones D. C. Page 

160 Pinecrest Pkwy. 102 Parkway Blvd. 2707 Lake Shore Dr. 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Jacksonville, First Frank S. Wilson W. F. Thomason Same 

114 Jean Circle 1108 River Road 

Jacksonville, N. C. Jacksonville, N. C. 
Lake Waccamaw S. M. Hughes Harry F. Layman Same 

Hallsboro, N. C. Lake Waccamaw, N. C. 
Maple Hill S. A. Lanier Fred W. Harrell Same 

Maple Hill, N. C. Maple Hill, N. C. 
McClure Memorial Elmer J. Scott John W. Willetts Same 

Route No. 1 Box 202 

Rocky Point, N. C. Castle Hayne, N. C. 
Morehead City D. Cordova Paul Cordova Same 

2507 Arendell St. 110 Noyes Ave. 

Morehead City, N. C. Morehead City, N. C. 
Mt. Horeb H. A. Monroe Radford Allen Same 

Route No. 1 Route No. 1 

Council, N. C. Council, N. C. 
Mt. Olive Tom McGee Clyde A. Williams Same 

120 E. John St. Box 202 

Mt. Olive, N. C. Mt. Olive, N. C. 
Mt. Williams R. A. Thigpen R. A. Thigpen R. F. Humphrey 

Burgaw, N. C. Burgaw, N. C. Burgaw, N. C. 
Mt. Zion M. L. Carr E. C. Wells Same 

Rose Hill, N. C. Route No. 1, Box 4 
Rose Hill, N. C. 
Myrtle Grove T. C. Gurganus J. E. Piner Same 

Route 2, Box 142 Route No. 2. Box 381 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
New Hope S. L. Purvis Mrs. T. E. Rabon Same 

Winnabow, N. C. Winnabow, N. C. 
Oakdale Roland Robeson Robert Dunn Same 

White Oak. N. C. White Oak, N. C. 
Oak Grove J. W. McChandless A. Q. Parker Same 

212 Pinecrest Pkwy. 3906 S. Front St. 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Oak Plains W. Heman Hall J. O. Kilpatrick Same 

Box 185 Route No. 1 

Rose Hill, N. C. Magnolia, N. C. 
Page's Mill Genrick Hammond Mrs. Lucy Tipton Same 

Chadbourn, N. C. Chadbourn, N. C. 
Pearsall Memorial R. J. Innis Melzar Pearsall, Jr Same 

3712 Market St. Route No. 3, Box 540 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 

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NAME OF CHURCH CLERK OF SESSION GENERAL TREAS. BEN. TREAS 

Pike Wiley Batson Ivey Player Same 

Burgaw, N. C. Rocky Point, N. C. 
Pineland C. R. Rowls Troy E. King Same 

Route No. 1 Route No. 1 

Map'.e Hill, N. C. Maple Hill, N. C. 
Pink Hill Dr. H. A. Edwards J. K. Smith Same 

Pink Hill, N. C. Pink Hill, N. C. 
Pleasant View Durham Grady Lawrence Mewborn Robert Grady 

Albertson, N. C. Albertson, N. C. Albertson, N. C. 
Pollocksville R. P. Bender Frank T. Bender Same 

Pollocksville, N. C. Pollocksville, N. C. 
Potts Memorial J. C. Southerland W. M. Murphy Same 

Willard, N. C. Willard, N. C. 
Rockfish J. A. Carr S. R. Simmons Same 

Wallace, N. C. Wallace, N. C. 
Rocky Point Harry Lee Webb E. F. Langston Same 

Rocky Point, N. C. Rocky Point, N. C. 
St. Andrews-Covenant R. C. Piatt, Jr J. L. McCorkle J. L. Fullbright, Jr. 

120 Stradleigh Rd. 214 Keaton Ave. 519 Castle Hayne Rd. 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Smith's Ray Smith Herman Page T. H. Quinn 

Pink Hill, N. C. Pink Hill, N. C. Pink Hill, N. C. 
Southport Harold F. Aldridge Harold F. Aldrid'ge Same 

Box 312 Box 312 

Southport, N. C. Southport, N. C. 

South River 

Stafford Memorial J. J. Stafford J. J. Stafford Same 

Garland, N. C. Garland, N. C. 
Stanford J- E. Roberts Walter Faulk Same 

Box 114 Route No. 2 

Calypso, N. C. Mt. Olive, N. C. 
Tabor City Wistor O. Jackson, Jr._ J. Percy Brown Same 

Box 144 Tabor City Oil Co. 

Tabor City, N. C. Tabor City, N. C. 
Teachey C. C. MacMillan B. F. Brinkley Same 

Teachey, N. C. Teachey, N. C. 
Topsail Harold D. Howard Neil C. Thomas Same 

Hampstead, N. C. Route No. 1, Box 304-A 
Wilmington, N. C. 
Trinity Kenneth W. Taylor Ernest M. Davis Same 

131 Beaufort Dr. MOQ, F-6. MCAS 

Haveloek, N. C. Cherry Point, N. C. 
Wallace J. N. Wells Mrs. Marv Wallace Jones Same 

Wallace, N. C. Wallace, N. C. 
Warsaw E. Walker Stevens, Jr.^R. H. Best Same 

Warsaw, N. C. Warsaw, N. C. 
Westminster (Whiteville) __H. M. Leamon Leon K. Fuller Same 

N. Franklyn St. Box 385 

Whiteville, N. C. Whiteville, N. C. 
Westminster (Wilmington) E. W. Thompson Charles E. Smith Same 

313 Red Cross St. 218 No. 23rd St. 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
White Plains Alex F. Burney Sam Nelson Same 

Route No. 1 Route No. 1 

Clarkton, N. C. Clarkton, N. C. 
Whiteville, First Henry C. Reeves Ralph T. Beason Same 

Whiteville, N. C. Box 666 

Whiteville, N. C. 
Wildwood .1. G. Murdock Frederick Bell Same 

Wildwood, N. C. Wildwood, N. C. 
Willard H. McNair Johnson Mrs. R. W. Powers Same 

Willard, N. C. Wallace, N. C. 
Wilmington, First W. H. Henderson Sam A. Troy W. L. Hartzog 

1812 Grace St. 1312 Grace St. 2915 Wrightsville Avenue 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Winter Park M. G. Clemmer Joe C. May Same 

4714 Long Leaf Hills Dil31 Pine Cone Rd. 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Woodburn Mac F. Jones Mrs. Eunice Mintz Same 

Route No. 1 Box 393 

Leland, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 

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CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF DEACONS 
Church Name Address 

Acme — A . B . Gregory Acme 

Antioch — C. B. Hines Route 3, Jacksonville 

Ashwood — 

Baker — Wayland Price Route 4, Mt. Olive 

Bethany — Hugh Oosterwyk Castle Hayne 

Beth Carr— White C. Pharr Route 1, Tar Heel 

Bethel — Radford Williams Beulaville 

Beulaville — I. J. Sandlin, Jr Beulaville 

Black River — Harry M. Hamilton Ivanhoe 

Bladenboro — E. B. Lewis Bladenboro 

Bowden Community — Tom Edward Carr Bowden 

Brunswick — 

Burgaw — Arthur Batson Burgaw 

Calypso — M. J. Lambert, Jr Calypso 

Cape Fear — John R. Godwin 501 Park Terrace, Wilmington 

Carolina Beach — C. M. Randolph Carolina Beach 

Caswell— W. H. Carter Atkinson 

Chadbourn — James Pickett Chadbourn 

Chapel on Boardwalk — Herman Blizzard, 

Box 208, Wrightsville Beach 

Chinquapin — M. T. Wood Chinquapin 

Clarkton — J. Lemuel Smith Clarkton 

Croatan — Richard Hardison Route 4, New Bern 

Currie — M. N. Richards Currie 

Delgado — R. Vance Hardison, Jr 1414 Castle St., Wilmington 

Elizabethtown— J. D. Mills Box 520, Elizabethtown 

Elkton — Guy Owen Route 2, Clarkton 

Faison — John M. Faison Faison 

Graves Memorial — Byron Rose 801 College St., Clinton 

Grove — Samp Hodges R.F.D., Warsaw 

Hallsville — George Sumner Beulaville 

Harmony — Hays Anders Ivanhoe 

Harper-Southerland — Blanchard Southerland Albertson 

Hebron — ■ 

Holly Grove — Joseph Hudson Route 2, Clinton 

Hopewell — J. B. Rivenbark, Jr Burgaw 

Immanuel — Walter R. Ely 127 Castle Hayne Rd., Wilmington 

Jacksonville — C. L. Shields 406 Brentwood, Jacksonville 

Lake Waccamaw — Pate Stanley Wananish 

Maple Hill— Fred W. HarreU Maple Hill 

McClure Memorial — Clayton H. Moore, 

Route 1, Box 12, Castle Hayne 
Morehead City— J. W. Gainey____1707 Arendell St., Morehead City 
Mt. Horeb— Radford Allen Route 1, Council 



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Church Name Address 

Mt. Olive— E. A. Hatcher E. Park Ave., Mount Olive, N. C. 

Mt. Williams— R. F. Humphrey Burgaw, N. C. 

Mt. Zion— Robert Frederick Rose Hill, N. C. 

Myrtle Grove— H. E. Russ 2714 Harrison St., Wilmington, N. C. 

New Hope — W. A. Kopp Winnabow, N. C. 

Oakdale— Robert Dunn White Oak, N. C. 

Oak Grove— C. D. Parker, Sr 3828 S. Front St., Wilmington, N. C. 

Oak Plains— Joseph W. Newkirk Route 1, Rose Hill, N. C. 

Page's Mill— 

Pearsall Memorial — E. M. O'Brien, 

158 Colonial Circle, Wilmington, N. C. 

Pike— W. H. Kelly Burgaw, N. C. 

Pineland — H. F. Parker Route 3, Jacksonville, N. C. 

Pink Hill— J. A. Worley Pink Hill, N. C. 

Pleasant View — 

Pollocksville — Frank T. Bender Pollocksville, N. C. 

Potts Memorial — Myron Rouse Wallace, N. C. 

Rockfish— S. R. Simmons Wallace, N. C. 

Rocky Point— C. Z. Smith Rocky Point, N. C. 

St. Andrews-Covenant — L. Gleason Allen, 

Route 3, Box 537-A, Wilmington, N. C. 

Smith's — 
Southport — 
South River- 
Stafford Memorial — Leon Lamb Garland, N. C. 

Stanford — Jack Smith Route 2, Mount Olive, N. C. 

Tabor City— O. D. Garrell Tabor City, N. C. 

Teachey — John F. Wells Teachey, N. C. 

Topsail — J. F. Howard Hampstead, N. C. 

Trinity— Bernard J. Stender MOO 353 MCAS, Cherry Point, N. C. 

Wallace— Roy Carter Wallace, N. C. 

Warsaw — J. C. Page Warsaw, N. C. 

Westminster (Whiteville) — Ernest Dyson Whiteville, N. C. 

Westminster (Wilmington) — J. H. Carter, 

2406 Princess PL Dr., Wilmington, N. C. 

White Plains — Riles Porter Emerson, N. C. 

Whiteville, First— Paul D. Woodall Whiteville, N. C. 

Wildwood— M. E. Richardson Box 62, Wildwood, N. C. 

Willard— Charles D. McGowen Willard, N. C. 

Wilmington, First — John W. Weldon, 21 Wayne Dr., Wilmington, N. C. 

Winter Park— A. T. Davis 4011 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, N. C. 

Woodburn — Johnnie Wooten Route 1, Leland, N. C. 



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Name 



Address 



SUPERINTENDENT OF SUNDAY SCHOOL 



Acme — E. L. McNair Acme 

Antioch — Royden Caulk Route 1, Jacksonville 

Ashwood — C. E. Stevens Council 

Baker — Leslie Turner Route 4, Mount Olive 

Bethany — Jordan A. Sloan 111 Long Leaf Dr., Wilmington 

Beth Carr — Spurgeon Canady Tar Heel 

Bethel— K. L. Sholar Beulaville 

Beulaville — I. J. Sandlin Beulaville 

Black River — Charles W. Brown Ivanhoe 

Bladenboro — J. B. Chandler Bladenboro 

Bowden Community — S. E. Taylor R.F.D., Faison 

Brunswick — Boley Hammonds Brunswick 

Burgaw — Norman York Burgaw 

Calypso — Richard Lewis Calypso 

Cape Fear — C. W. Harrelson 125 Ward Street, Wilmington 

Carolina Beach — Jason Overcash Carolina Beach 

Caswell — Wilbur Woodcock Atkinson 

Chadbourn — Jasper Hoover R.F.D. 2, Chadbourn 

Chapel on Boardwalk — G. W. Graves, 

Box 121, Wrightsville Beach 

Chinquapin — Surry Williams R.F.D. 1, Beulaville 

Clarkton — G. L. Clark Clarkton 

Croatan— Philip Williams R.F.D. 4, New Bern 

Currie — Marvin N. Richards Currie 

Delgado — Charles Wallace 1917 Lingo Ave., Wilmington 

Elizabethtown — David McCullock Box 592, Elizabethtown 

Elkton— W T orth Bagley Elkins R.F.D. 1, Clarkton 

Faison — William Kalmer Faison 

Graves Memorial — Dr. Wilbert Jackson, College Street, Clinton 

Grove — W. E. Craft Kenansville 

Hallsville — Britt Miller Kenansville 

Harmony — J. N. Harrell Harrells 

Harper-Southerland — Mrs. J. B. Southerland Albertson 

Hebron — No Sunday School 

Holly Grove— James D. Matthis R.F.D. 2, Clinton 

Hopewell — J. S. Newkirk Watha 

Immanuel — James C. Stinson____60 Woodlawn Ave., Wilmington 
Jacksonville, First — H. S. Wiggins.— 102 Keller Court, Jacksonville 

Lake Waccamaw — Edward L. Council Wananish 

Maple Hill— B. L. Lanier R.F.D. 1, Maple Hill 

McClure Memorial— Albert F. Wells, 

R.F.D. 1, Box 11, Castle Hayne 
Morehead City— Hugh J. Porter, 

R.F.D. 1, Box 177-A, Morehead City 



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Church Name Address 

Mt. Horeb— Clark Allen R.F.D. 1, Clarkton 

Mount Olive— Ellis Blann 508 W. College St., Mt. Olive 

Mt. Williams— 

Mt. Zion— B. B. Longest Rose Hill 

Myrtle Grove— M. H. Allen, Jr...R.F.D. 2, Box 360, Wilmington 

New Hope — Thomas E. Rabon Winnabow 

Oakdale — John B. Jones White Oak 

Oak Grove— C. D. Parker, Jr 3829 S. Front St., Wilmington 

Oak Plains— Joseph W. Newkirk R.F.D. 1, Rose Hill 

Page's Mill — Mr. Jesse Batten R.F.D., Chadbourn 

Pearsall Memorial — H. A. Leeuwenburg, 

3019 Market St., Wilmington 

Pike — R. C. Thompkins Rocky Point 

Pineland— Charles R. Rawls R.F.D. 1, Maple Hill 

Pink Hill — Remus Teachey Pink Hill 

Pleasant View — Robert Grady Albertson 

Pollocksville — James M. Bender Pollocksville 

Potts Memorial — Myron E. Rouse Wallace 

Rockfish — Irvin Rivenbark Wallace 

Rocky Point — Andrew Myers Rocky Point 

St. Andrews-Covenant — B. H. Smith, Jr., 

4103 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington 

Smith's — Emmett Rogers Pink Hill 

Southport— W. C. Webb Box 603, Southport 

South River — 

Stafford Memorial — W. E. Stafford Garland 

Stanford — J. E. Roberts Box 114, Calypso 

Tabor City — J. H. Hufman, Jr Tabor City 

Teachey — Gene Wells Teachey 

Topsail — Harold D. Howard Hampstead 

Trinity — L. H. Brandon 29 Kimes St., Havelock 

Wallace— A. C. Hall, Jr Wallace 

Warsaw — Festus A. Mitchner Warsaw 

Westminster (Whiteville)— C. C. Stophel, 

S. Franklin St., Whiteville 
Westminster (Wilmington) — A. T. Teachey, 

2024 Klein Rd., Wilmington 

White Plains — Ed Dennis Clarkton 

Whiteville, First— H. R. Sanderford Whiteville 

Wildwood — Ramie Davis Wildwood 

Willard— E. L. English, Jr Willard 

Wilmington, First — John D. Taylor, 1207 Fairway Dr., Wilmington 

Winter Park — W. L. Eason 550 Bonham Ave., Wilmington 

Woodburn— J. W. Wooten R.F.D. 2, Leland 



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MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

DIRECTORY 

I. OFFICERS 

Moderators: October meeting, Mr. Mac. F. Jones; January meeting, Rev. 

David B. Jenkins. 
Stated Clerk, Treasurer, Executive Secretary: Rev. L. A. Taylor. 
Permanent Clerk: Rev. J. S. Walkup. 

II. TRUSTEES 

1. Presbytery: James H. Clark, J. Kyle Bannerman, E. Walker Stevens. 

2. Davidson College: 1959— Rev. M. C. MacQueen, 1961— Rev. B. 

Frank Hall. 

3. Flora Macdonald College: 

1959— Rev. Wade H. Allison, Rev. J. W. Miller, Mr. J. A. Love, Mr. 

William B. Beery III. 
1960— Rev. Charles W. Worth, Rev. J. S. Russell, Mr. L. N. Boney, 

Jr., Mrs. A. W. Blount. 
1961— Rev. B. Frank Hall, Rev. L. A. Taylor, Mr. E. L. Derrick, Mr. 

D. M. Calhoun. 

III. PRESBYTERY COUNCIL 

Mr. L. N. Boney, Jr., Chairman; Rev. N. P. Farrior, Rev. J. S. Walkup, 
Rev. Wade H. Allison, Mrs. Adolf Otersen, Mrs. Frank Elliott, Mr. 
James Harris, Mr. Charles Brindell, Mr. John T. Talbert, Jr., Mr. 
E. Walker Stevens. 

IV. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES 

1. Church Extension: Rev. B. F. Hall, Chairman. 

1959— Rev. Charles W. Worth, Dr. W. C. Mebane, Mr. L. B. Huie, 

Mrs. R. C. McCarl. 
1960— Rev. B. Frank Hall, Rev. Harrv P. Mitchell, Mr. William B. 

Beery III, Mr. Fred E. Little, Rev. M. J. McChesney. 
1961— Rev. Walter H. Goodman, Rev. M. C. MacQueen, Mr. L. N. 

Boney, Jr., Mr. Gardner Edwards. 

Sue-Committees 

Home Missions: Rev. Charles W. Worth, Chairman; Rev. M. J. McChes- 
ney, Rev. M. C. MacQueen, Mr. Fred E. Little, Mr. L. N. Boney, 
Jr., Mr. William B. Beery III, Mrs. R. C. McCarl. 

Evangelism: Rev. Horace H. Hilton, Chairman; Dr. W. C. Mebane, Miss 
Mary Currie. 

Radio and Television: Rev. Harry P. Mitchell, Chairman; Mr. William 
B. Beery III. 

Negro Work: Rev. Walter H. Goodman, Chairman; Rev. L. A. Tavlor, 
Mr. L. B. Huie. 

2. Christian Education: Rev. J. S. Walkup, Chairman. 

1959— Rev. J. S. Walkup, Rev. Frank A. Elliott, Mrs. L. B. Cave- 
naugh, Mrs. Lou Bell Williams, Miss Frances Kornegay. 

1960— Rev. Charles S. McChesney, Rev. Reid H. Erwin, Rev. John 
M. Irvine, Mr. D. M. Calhoun, Miss Alice Ann Klostermeyer. 

1961— Rev. J. S. Russell, Rev. John L. Stevenson, Rev. William E. 
Pauley, Mr. C. B. McCandless, Mrs. Steve Mallard. 

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Sub-Committees 

Children's Work: Rev. J. S. Russell, Chairman; Rev. William E. Pauley, 
Mrs. Lou Belle Williams, Miss Alice Ann Klostermeyer. 

Pioneer Work: Rev. Reid H. Erwin, Rev. John L. Stevenson, Rev. Frank 
A. Elliott, Mrs. Steve Mallard. 

Senior-Hi Work: Rev. Charles S. McChesney, Chairman; Rev. J. S. Rus- 
sell, Rev. John L. Stevenson, Mr. D. M. Calhoun, Miss Frances 
Kornegay. 

Adult Work: Rev. John M. Irvine, Chairman; Mrs. J. B. Cavenaugh. 

Men's Work: Rev. Frank A. Elliott, Chairman. 

Leadership Education: Mr. C. B. McChandless, Chairman; Rev. John M. 
Irvine, Miss Alice Ann Klostermeyer. 

Camp Procurement: Rev. John M. Irvine, Chairman; Rev. Frank A. 
Elliott, Rev. William E. Pauley, Mr. William B. Beery III, Mr. 
D. J. Lanier. 

3. Higher Education: Rev. W. H. Allison, Chairman. 

1959 — Rev. John Irvine, Jr., J. R. Marks, Mrs. Franklyn Jones. 
1960— Rev. W. H. Goodman, Rev. J. L. Stevenson, H. L. Joslyn. 
1961— Rev. W. H. Allison, Rev. Will H. Terry, C. S. Clark. 

Sub-Committees 

Candidates: Rev Walter H. Goodman, Chairman; Rev. Will H. Terry, 
Rev. John L. Stevenson. 

V. PERMANENT COMxMITTEES 

1. World Missions: Rev. N. P. Farrior, Chairman 

1959— Rev. N. P. Farrior, D. M. Calhoun. 
1960— Rev. J. F. Clark, Mrs. R. T. Sinclair. 
1961— Rev. L. W. Kessler, C. A. Williams. 

2. Annuities and Relief : H. McNair Johnson, Chairman 

1959 — Rev. Richard K. Johnson, H. McNair Johnson. 
1960— Rev. H. T. Lewis, W. E. Staines. 
1961— Rev. N. H. Flowers, Dr. H. A. Edwards. 

3. Homes: Rev. J. S. Russell, Chairman 

1959— Rev. J. L. Stevenson, D. A. Boyette. 
1960— Rev. J. S. Russell, W. H. Henderson. 
1961— Rev. A. M. Daniel, Mrs. P. R. Smith. 

4. Records: Rev. A. M. Daniel, Chairman 

1959— Rev. J. F. Clark, R. P. Bender. 

I960— Rev. C. H. McLean. 

1961— Rev. A. M. Daniel, Rev. H. T. Lewis. 

5. General Fund Causes: Rev. D. B. Jenkins, Chairman 

1959— W. C. Scoggins. 
1960— Charles Brindell. 
1961— Rev. D. B. Jenkins. 

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6. Women's Work: Rev. Frank A. Elliott, Chairman 

1959— Rev. H. P. Mitchell. 
1960 — Rev. Richard Johnson. 
1961— Rev. F. A. Elliott. 

7. Audits: R. C. Piatt, Jr., Chairman. 

1959— K. E. Dorward. 
1960— R. C. Piatt, Jr. 
1961 — Jordan Sloan. 

8. Nominations: Rev. B. F. Hall, Chairman 

1959— Rev. John M. Irvine, Jr., Dr. W. C. Mebane. 
1960— Rev. W. H. Goodman, Jack Council, Mac. F. Jones. 
1961— Rev. M. C. MacQueen, Frank Wilson. 

9. Examinations: Rev. John M. Irvine, Jr., Chairman 

Theology: 1959— Rev. John M. Irvine, Jr.; 1960— Rev. J. R. Mac- 
Kinnon; 1961— Rev. D. B. Jenkins. 

Experimental Religion: 1960— Rev. P. L. Clark; 1961— Rev. M. C. 
MacQueen. 

Sacraments and Church Government: 1959 — Rev. J. W. Miller; 
1960— Rev. Charles Williams; 1961— Rev. E. G. Connett, Jr. 

English Bible: 1959— Rev. R. K. Johnson; 1960— Rev. H. H. Hilton. 

10. Marriage and Divorce: 

Area #1, 1959— Rev. Charles Williams; 1960— Rev. M. C. Mac- 
Queen; 1961— Rev. N. H. Flowers. 

Area #2, 1959— Rev. M. J. McChesney; 1960— Rev. B. F. Hall; 
1961— Rev. H. H. Hilton. 

Area -3, 1959— Rev. C. W. Worth; 1960— Rev. J. S. Walkup; 
1961— Rev. J. W. Miller. 

11. Christian Relations: 

1959— Rev. B. F. Hall, Convenor; I960— Rev. Ben L. Rose, A. F. 
Chestnut, 1961 — Rev. John R. MacKinnon, Robert Aycock. 

VI. 

Commission on the Minister and His Work: Rev. M. J. McChesney, 
Chairman 

1959— Rev. C. W. Worth, H. McNair Johnson, W. C. Scoggins. 
1960— Rev. J. W. Miller, J. R. Marks. 
1961— Rev. M. J. McChesney, Rev. R. J. Wilkins. 



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INDEX 

Audit, Report of Committee 8 

Benevolences, Askings from Churches for 1959 16 

Book of Church Order, Revisions 13 

Burns, William P. Received 4; Installed 34 

Communications Received and Referred 4, 21 

Camp and Conference Center, Report of Committee 14 

Chapel on Boardwalk, Manse Transferred 18 

Communications 4, 21 

Church Extension, Report of Committee 6 

Commissioners to General Assembly 24 

Davis, Eugene B. Received 5; Ordained 34 

Directory of Presbytery 48 

Evans, Hugh S. Received as a Candidate 5 

Gwynn, Price H. Dismissed 15 

Homes, Report of Committee 9 

Jones, Mac. F. Moderator of Presbytery 3 

Kaylor, Hubert J. Dismissed 33 

Lewis, Herbert T. Ordained and Installed 1 1 

Mitchell, George Report on Minister's Salaries 8 

Marriage and Divorce, Report of Committee Adopted 24 

Marrow, James A. Dismissed 33 

Nominations, Reports of Committee 9, 35 

Pastoral Calls, Changes in Terms 33 

Pauley, William E. Ordained and Installed 12 

Roseboro Lot, Permission to Sell Granted 8 

Resolutions: Thanks 14, 35; Authority to Executive Secretary 36 

Simmons, Leon J., Jr., Received as a Candidate 5 

Salem Chapel, Petition for Organization 10; Organized 36 

Schotanus, William M. Received 18; Installed 13 

Session Records, Report of Committee 27 

Snively, Stradford T. Dismissed 18 

Torsch, Edward F. Received 4 

Terry, Will H. Ordained and Installed 1 1 

Treasurer, Annual Reports 27 

Wagner, Joseph C. Received 2 1 

Williams, Charles Received 18; Installed 13 

Women of the Church, Report 23 

World Missions, Report of Committee 24 



PRESBYTERY'S STATISTICAL REPC 



POST OFFICES 



CHURCHES 



MINISTERS AND 

LICENTIATES 

NUMBER OF CANDIDATES 



Officers 



Communicants 



Acme, N. C 

Albertson, N. C 

R.F.D. Albertson, N. C 

Atkinson, N. C 

Beulaville, N. C 

Bladenboro, N. C 

Bowden, N. C 

Brunswick, N. C 

Burgaw, N. C 

R.F.D. Burgaw, N. C 

R.F.D. Burgaw, N. C 

R.F.D. Burgaw, N. C 

Calypso, N. C 

Carolina Beach, N. C 

Castle Hayne, N. C 

Chadbourn, N. C 

R.F.D. Chadbourn, N. C 

Chinquapin, N. C 

R.F.D. Chinquapin, N. C 

Clarkton, N. C 

Clinton, N. C 

R.F.D. Clinton, N. C 

Council, N. C 

R.F.D. Council, N. C 

R.F.D. Council, N. C 

Currie, N. C 

Elizabethtown, N. C 

Elkton, N. C 

Faison, N. C.-_ 

Garland, N. C 

R.F.D. Garland. N. C 

Hampstead, N. C 

Havelock, N. C 

Ivanhoe, N. C 

Jacksonville, N. C 

R.F.D. Jacksonville, N. C— 

Kenansville, N. C 

R.F.D. Kenansville, N. C 

Kerr, N. C 

Lake Waccamaw, N. C 

Leland, N. C 

Maple Hill, N. C 

R.F.D. Maple Hill, N. C 

Morehead City, N. C 

Mt. Olive, N. C 

R.F.D. Mount Olive, N. C. - 
R.F.D'. Mount Olive, N. C. ._ 

New Bern, N. C 

Pink Hill, N. C. 

R.F.D". Pink Hill, N. C 

R.F.D. Pink Hill, N. C 

Pollocksville, N. C 

Rocky Point, N. C.-_ 

Rose Hill. N. C 

R.F.D. Rose Hill, N. C 

Southport, N. C 

Tabor City, N. C 

Tar Heel, N. C 

Teachey, N. C 

Wallace, N. C 

Wallace, N. C 

Warsaw, N. C 

Whiteville, N. C 

Whiteville, N. C 

White Oak, N. C 

Wildwood, N. C 

Willard, N. C 

R.F.D. Willard. N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C — • 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Winnabow, N. C. 

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Acme*f 

Harper-Southerland 

Pleasant View 

Caswell* t 

Beulaville* f 

Bladenboro! 

Bowden Community!--. 

B runs wick! 

Burgaw* f 

Hopewellt 

Mt. Williams 

Piket 

"Jalypso! 

Carolina Beach*t 

McClure Memorialf 

Chadbourn*f 

Page's Mill 

Chinquapin*f 

Bethelt — 

Clarkton *f 

Graves Memorial*! 

Holly Grovef 

Ashwood 

Alt. Horebf 

vYhite Plainsf 

Currief 

Elizabethtown*! 

£lkton 

Faison* 

Stafford Memorial 

South River 

Topsail 

Trinity*! 

Black River 

Iacksonville*f 

Antiochf 

Grove* 

Hallsyille 

Harmony! 

Lake Waccamaw*! 

vVoodburn*! 

Maple Hill 

Pineland 

First*! 

Mt. 01,ive*! 

Baker! 

Stanford 

Croatan 

?ink Hill*! 

Hebron 

Smith 

Pollocksville*! 

Rocky Point*! 

Mt. Zion*! 

Oak Plains! 

Southport*f 

Tabor City*! 

Beth Carr! 

Teachey t 

Wallace*! 

Rockfish*! 

Warsaw*! 

First*! 

Westminster*! 

Oakdale 

Wildwood*! 

Willard*! 

Potts Memorial*! 

First*!- 

Bethany*! 

Cape Fear*! 

Delgado! 

Immanuel*! 

Myrtle Grove! 

Oak Grove!.- 

Pearsall Memorial*! 
St. Andrews-Covenant!. 

Westminster*! ._ — 

Winter Park*! 

New Hope 

Chapel on Boardwalk*! - 



William H. Terry, P 

N. P. Farrior, (5) P 

N. P. Farrior, (5) P 

(Vacant) 

Walter H. Goodman, (2) P 

L. C. LaMotte (TS) 

Norman H. Flowers, (2) P 

Robert Ledbetter, (2) SS 

Lawrence W. Kessler, (2) P___ 
Lawrence W. Kessler, (2) P -_ 

P. L. Clark, SS 

I Vacant) .. 

Herbert T. Lewis, (2) P 

Harry Mitchell, P 

John M. Irvine, P 

John V. Stevenson, (2) P 

John L. Stevenson, (2) P 

Ira H. Rawles, P 

Reid H. Erwin, P 

J. W. Miller, P 

M. C. MacQueen, (2) P 

M. C. MacQueen, (2) P 

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David B. Jenkins, (2 1 P 

i. Shepherd Russell, (2) P___ 

J. Fitzhugh Clark, (3) P 

David B.Jenkins, i2) P 

(Vacant) 

Herbert T. Lewis, (2) P 

C. W. Kimbrought, TS 

I Vacant) 

Robert B. Rock, SS 

Joseph C. Wagner, P 

■'Vacant) 

W. M. Schotanus, P 

Walter H. Goodman, (2) P___ 

Eugene B. Davis, (2) TS 

Eugene B. Davis, (2) TS 

I Vacant) 

J. Shepherd Russell, (2) P 

Richard K. Johnson, P 

J.W.Brown. (2) TS 

J. W. Brown. I 2) TS 

Charles L. Kirby. P 

Charles Williams, (2) P 

Charles Williams, (2) P 

J. S. Cook, TS 

W. F. F. Little, (2) P 

N. P. Farrior, (5) P 

N. P. Farrior, (5) P 

N. P. Farrior, 15) P 

W. F. F. Little, (2.) P 

(Vacant) 

W. H. Allison, P 

Robert J. Wilkins, (3) P 

William E. Pauley, (2) P 

Robert Ledbetter, SS 

J. Fitzhugh Clark, (3) P 

Robert J. Wilkins, (3) P 

(Vacant)-- 

Charles S. McChesney, (2) P— 

Norman H. Flowers. (2) P 

Charles W. W r orth. P 

John S. Walkup. P 

J. Fitzhugh Clark, (3) P 

Alvis M. Daniel, P 

Robert J. Wilkins, (3) P 

Charles S. McChesney. (2) P— 

John R. MacKinnon, P 

Frank A. Elliott, P 

Vacantl 

Charles H. McLean, P 

Mortimer J. McChesney, P 

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i Vacant ) 

B. Frank Hall, P 

Edward G. Connette, Jr.. P 

(Vacant) 

Horace H. Hilton. P__ - 

William E. Pauley, Jr., P 

William P. Bums. P . 



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